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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc) Rank Structures, Selected World War II Belligerents (1)
This brings up some interesting implications Luke. I currently work in a NATO organization, where we have 18 NATO member nations providing personnel. The organization is somewhat ad hoc, though, in that the nations provide whatever numbers and ranks they see fit. So, in some cases we have a US Army captain in charge of a team that might have a Slovakian Army lieutenant colonel, a Romanian Army major, and a RAF sergeant. At one point we had an office that had four personnel, one of whom was an OR-7 while the others were junior OF-grades. The OR-7 was placed in charge of the office. Different countries might give different levels of responsibility to comparable ranks, where an American OR-6 might be doing the same job as a Danish OF-2....
Caim_Dubh > 17-April-2014 16:21:17

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Venezuela ranks (1)
Quite an interesting Venezuelan rank insignia - which rank does it indicate? I failed to find the rank insignia consisted of 2 chevrons with one upper horizontal stripe - according to all sources, horizontal stripes start from 3 chevrons. ...
Dorward_Bis > 17-April-2014 12:46:17

EUROPE - LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Russia: Branch Insignia MVD (0)
Source: About special ranks: ...
Luke2 > 14-April-2014 22:04:14

AMERICA - LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Canadian Police on UN missions (0)
Despite its members coming from the RCMP, SQ, OPP and various municipal services, the canadian police contingent serving in Haiti uses a single standardised uniform with the only indication of it's members service of origin being a patch worn on the upper right arm. Of note was the fact that, probably to make interaction easier, they all wore RCMP insignias on their shoulder straps regardless of the ones worn by their home service. While most canadian municipal police services wear british (or british inspired) insignias and so appear to have a more or less one on one equivalent, those insignias stood out a fair bit on those who came from Quebec due to the stripes style insignias normaly worn by them. In this picture, you can see a montreal police sergeant (left) wearing 3 chevrons and a crown instead of the usual stripe of the SPVM he would otherwise wear. ...
marcpasquin > 14-April-2014 17:11:14

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