It is currently Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:32 pm
Change font size

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA

Guatemala military ranks

Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines

Moderators: Miklós Lovász, kaldi, Chuck Anderson, Pavel Močoch, Erskine Calderon, Lukasz Gaszewski, ChrisWI, Zdzislaw Rudzki

Guatemala military ranks

Unread postby Martin Mennega » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:59 pm

Hi everybody.

Hereby the rank insignia from the Guatemala defence website. They're somewhat different from those on the U.I. site.

http://www.mindef.mil.gt/quienes/grados.html

Cheers Martin smilies-02
Who dares wins
User avatar
Martin Mennega
COMMUNICANT
COMMUNICANT
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Location: Slochteren, the Netherlands

Guatemala

Unread postby Herrwiggly » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:01 am

Hi Martin,
I was wondering, do you the insignia is for the collar, so as to distinguish the generals from the senior officers? It would seem to me that a leaf alone on a shoulder strap would be poor insignia for a general, (although I recall one of the Central American countries did just that).Usually generals like a little more embellishments on their uniforms.
Ah well just an idea.
What say you?
Cheers. smilies-05 smilies-05
User avatar
Herrwiggly
ADMINISTRATOR
ADMINISTRATOR
 
Posts: 513
Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2002 9:46 am
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

Unread postby Martin Mennega » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:23 pm

I agree it would be poor insignia. I suppose that it would be more than that. Indeed South AMerican and also South east Asian generals love elaborate decorations. I think the leaves come in addition to the coat of arms as with the Navy. We see this in other countries like Ecuador and Dominican Republic. I'll try to find some pictures of Guatemalan Generals.

Cheers Martin smilies-02
Who dares wins
User avatar
Martin Mennega
COMMUNICANT
COMMUNICANT
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Location: Slochteren, the Netherlands

Unread postby Martin Mennega » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:27 pm

Herrwigly,

In the pfotogallery i found a picture of two Guatemalan generals of the Fuerzas de tierra.

You were right. The leaves are used as a collar devise. The rank is made up the CoA with a corresponding amount of small stars above it.

Here's the link so you don't have to search yours self smilies-29

http://www.mindef.mil.gt/galerias/fotos/ftierra/pages/47.htm

Bye Martin smilies-02
Who dares wins
User avatar
Martin Mennega
COMMUNICANT
COMMUNICANT
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Location: Slochteren, the Netherlands

Unread postby Martin Mennega » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:50 pm

It would seem to me that a leaf alone on a shoulder strap would be poor insignia for a general, (although I recall one of the Central American countries did just that).


El salvador indeed uses a laurelbranch to denote the general ranks all be it with a number of ranking stars beneath it.

http://www.uniforminsignia.org/index.php?p=show&id=54&sid=337

Cheers smilies-02
Who dares wins
User avatar
Martin Mennega
COMMUNICANT
COMMUNICANT
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Location: Slochteren, the Netherlands

Advertisement

Email Converter - our sponsor


Return to AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Search

User Menu