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Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Guatemala

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Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Guatemala

Unread postby boricua » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:45 pm

Is there a rank insignia of three stars for the commander in chief of the armed forces of Guatemala? smilies-05
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Unread postby Martin Mennega » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:37 am

According to various photo's on the Web the Chief of defence has three stars and the Minister of Defence has four. See wikipedia and mindef.mil.gt

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Unread postby Miklós Lovász » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:54 am

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

doesn't seem to indicate any rank above MGen (General de Division). The MinDef is a 2-star (actually, two-leaf) general, the CGS in BGen, while the Pres is pictured in civilian attire.
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Unread postby Martin Mennega » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:16 pm

The leaves are use on the collars. The shoulderboards clearly depict 3 and 4 stars. Look closely.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defence_(Guatemala) (scroll down en enlarge pictures)

The funny thing is that the ministers all have 4 stars and not all of them have 2 leaves.

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Unread postby Martin Mennega » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:38 am

Something went wrong with my previous post. The 1 and 2 leaves insignia are worn on the collar. The picture on wikipedia about Guatemalan Minister of Defence show clearly that de Minister has 4 stars above the CoA on the shoulderboards. However one has 1 leave and the others have 2 leaves. I don't know why.

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Unread postby Miklós Lovász » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:57 am

It's also strange that appearently only the Navy has stars for flag officers, the Army and Air Force seems to have only those leafs ... the capture of the 2 highest officers calls them MGEN and BGEN, respectively...
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Unread postby Erskine Calderon » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:00 am

Miklós Lovász wrote:It's also strange that appearently only the Navy has stars for flag officers, the Army and Air Force seems to have only those leafs ... the capture of the 2 highest officers calls them MGEN and BGEN, respectively...


You will notice the appropriate leaves on the flag officer's shoulder boards as well.

I think that it's funny that they switched the images for Maestre Mayor and Maestre Technico.

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