Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia
Figure 12. Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel Ranks
and Insignia, 1993
The army service uniform is of an olive drab shade similar in
style to the uniform of the United States Army. Airborne troops
wear camouflage material with distinctive boots. Air force uniforms
are pale blue, and navy uniforms are dark blue. All services have
winter, summer, and dress uniforms.
Insignia of rank are worn on shoulder straps by both officers
and enlisted men of all services (see
fig. 12). Rank designations are similar to those of the French
military. There are no warrant officer grades, nor is there a
grade corresponding to private first class. The ranks of senior
commanders can be identified by a large wreath device with two
swords plus one star (brigadier general) or two stars (major general).
Data as of December 1993