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Military Rank and Insignia

The rank and grade structure of the three services correspond, with minor exceptions, to that of the United States forces, as does the correlation between rank and responsibility. In peacetime, the army and air force are each commanded by a four-star general; a lieutenant general commands the marines, and an admiral commands the navy. Service uniforms also resemble those of the United States forces in color and style. Service personnel wear a summer uniform of denim and a winter uniform of wool. Troops in forward areas wear a more expensive padded winter uniform. Noncommissioned officers of the army and air force wear a tunic buttoned to the top; navy noncommissioned officers wear the United States-type seaman's blouse. Officers' uniforms are similar to those worn by officers of the United States.



ARMY

NAVY

AIR FORCE

MARINE CORPS

GENERAL

ADMIRAL

GENERAL

NONE

LIEUTENANT
GENERAL

VICE
ADMIRAL

LIEUTENANT
GENERAL

LIEUTENANT
GENERAL

MAJOR
GENERAL

REAR ADMIRL
UPPER HALF

MAJOR
GENERAL

MAJOR
GENERAL

BRIGADIER
GENERAL

REAR ADMIRAL
LOWER HALF

BRIGADIER
GENERAL

BRIGADIER
GENERAL

COLONEL

CAPTAIN

COLONEL

COLONEL

LIEUTENANT
COLONEL

COMMANDER

LIEUTENANT
COLONEL

LIEUTENANT
COLONEL

MAJOR

LIEUTENANT
COMMANDER

MAJOR

MAJOR

CAPTAIN

LIEUTENANT

CAPTAIN

CAPTAIN

FIRST
LIEUTENANT

LIEUTENANT
JUNIOR GRADE

FIRST
LIEUTENANT

FIRST
LIEUTENANT

SECOND
LIEUTENANT

ENSIGN

SECOND
LIEUTENANT

SECOND
LIEUTENANT

WARRANT
OFFICER

WARRANT
OFFICER

WARRANT
OFFICER

WARRANT
OFFICER

COMMAND
SERGEANT MAJOR

MASTER CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER

CHIEF MASTER
SERGEANT

MASTER GUNNERY
SERGEANT

MASTER
SERGEANT

SENIOR CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER

SENIOR MASTER
SERGEANT

MASTER
SERGEANT

SERGEANT
FIRST CLASS

CHIEF PETTY
OFFICER

MASTER
SERGEANT

GUNNNERY
SERGEANT

STAFF
SERGEANT

PETTY OFFICER
SECOND CLASS

TECHNICAL
SERGEANT

STAFF
SERGEANT

SERGEANT

PETTY OFFICER
SECOND CLASS

STAFF
SERGEANT

SERGEANT

CORPORAL

PETTY OFFICER
THIRD CLASS

SENIOR
AIRMAN

CORPORAL

PRIVATE
FIRST CLASS

SEAMAN

AIRMAN
FIRST CLASS

LANCE
CORPORAL

PRIVATE

SEAMAN
APPRENTICE

AIRMAN

PRIVATE
FIRST CLASS

 




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