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AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Do U.S. state governors have uniforms as commanders-in-chief (12)
The last Puerto Rico AG was a major general; I'm not sure why this one is not. Having a National Guard presence in American Samoa (as well as the Northern Mariana Islands) is not a sure thing. It's been proposed by their delegates in Congress from time to time, but has never gotten anywhere, partly due to the costs involved, the lack of people available, and partly due to the lack of broad-based support. For instance, the AS delegate is pushing the current proposal, but the governor opposes it. There have been proposals to attach the AS unit to the Hawai'i NG, and the CNMI unit to the Guam NG, but then the local governors would have no control over activating the troops in case of emergency if that happened. There is a Pentagon study going on that is looking at this. Having traveled out to that area of the world myself, there is not a ton of infrastructure on those islands, and there would be a lot of upfront costs to getting them going. BTW, American Samoa has had an Army Reserve presence for many years. There is an infantry company and a support detachment there. Dave...
dcfowler > 29-January-2015 5:00:29

ASIA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA How Have the Insignia of Iraq ... (8)
the chart reminded me of something I've been wondering: did syrian ba'atists ever used political insignias like the iraqi ones ? Also, did the iraqi ba'at party member beside the three in the chart use any form of uniform or insignias distinct from the republican guard/army/police ones ?...
marcpasquin > 29-January-2015 3:57:29

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Cuba (3)
Trying a new format, Insipired by Medic. I think providing the uniform gives better reference. I know much is missing from this but this is just an draft. I have about a dozen other countries like this in draft as well....
DarthGaddafi > 28-January-2015 0:09:28

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA RCAF dress uniform rank insignia (0)
Dress uniform insignia:...
dcfowler > 26-January-2015 20:29:26