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|EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA||Swiss Ordonance 1940||(0)|
|I was recently looking through the book "Uniform-Effekten 1939-1945" by Wolfgang Böhler and in particular at the Swiss Army. The illustrations, though very well executed have some issues, especially those of the senior officer ranks. Although captioned as 1940-1945, the Kepis shown for the Oberstkorpskommandeur (sic)and Oberstdivisionär are shown with pre 1940 leather chin straps. The insignia of the Oberstbrigadier is totally wrong. The Oberstbrigadier wore three horizontal stars as shown in the first attachment. Regards Glenn...|
|Glenn > 27-November-2015||13:51:27|
|HYPOTHETICAL RANKS||US Space Force||(11)|
|But the 4 topmost ranks (which is what I assumed you were referring to) are only distinguished by a small symbol in the "void" or around the central star with their size being identical so I'm not sure if the rank insignias aboce would indeed be that much harder to tell apart from a distance. For the E-9s, there is a significant blank space between the stripes and the rockers. 1st Sgt adds a lozenge, Command CMSgt adds a star. CMSAF has very little blank space at all. I suppose a lozenge and a star might be hard to distinguish at a distance, but my experience is that otherwise, you can tell them apart pretty well from far away. These seem more scrunched together, and would be harder to tell apart. When a USSF comes about, it will undoubtably come from the USAF, and I imagine the stripes will align closely with the Air Force, the way that Coast Guard insignia hews closely to the Navy's. Dave...|
|dcfowler > 24-November-2015||6:17:24|
|EUROPE - LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA||General of Police of the Russian Federation||(6)|
|The reason I asked was that if you look at his ribbons, the red there appear to be much brighter then the one on his epaulettes or along his lapels....|
|marcpasquin > 23-November-2015||9:37:23|
|ASIA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA||East Turkestan Army (Xinjiang)||(11)|
|I found more about this army, called the Xinjiang National Army in China. ...|
|general_tiu > 20-November-2015||3:43:20|