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Vietnam Officer rank insignia (1946-1958)

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Vietnam Officer rank insignia (1946-1958)

Unread postby thainhi_vn » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:42 am

FORMAL NAME: Democratic Republic of Viet Nam
ORIGINAL NAME: Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hňa
SHORT NAME: Viet Minh (1945-1954), North Vietnam (1954-1976)

Image The National Flag (1945-1954)

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1946-1950: Quân đội Quốc gia Việt Nam (Vietnam National's Army)
since 1950: Quân đội Nhân dân Việt Nam (Vietnam People's Army)
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- Đại tướng (General)

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- Trung tướng (Lieutenant General)

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- Thiếu tướng (Major General)

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- Đại tá (Colonel)

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- Trung tá (Lieutenant-Colonel)

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- Thiếu tá (Major)

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- Đại úy (Captain)

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- Trung úy (Lieutenant)

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- Thiếu úy (Junior Lieutenant)
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Unread postby Pavel Močoch » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:05 pm

May I illustration attach to uniforminsignia.org page ?
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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:37 am

Okie. But you did make a mistake between rank insignia General and Major General.
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Unread postby Richard Woods » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:41 pm

This is from a French publication of the early fifties. I thought it might be of interest.

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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:56 am

*Decree 33/SL issued on March 22, 1946 by President Ho Chi Minh (by Vietnamese):

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Điều thứ 10:
Cấp hiệu thě bậc binh, sĩ vŕ chuẩn úy đeo ở cánh tay áo bęn trái, bậc úy, tá, tướng đeo ở hai cầu vai. Cấp hiệu khác nhau như sau nŕy:

I- Binh:
Binh nhě không có
Binh nhất (biểu tượng) đỏ tręn nền vŕng tươi

II- Sĩ
Hạ sĩ (biểu tượng) đỏ tręn nền vŕng tươi
Trung sĩ (biểu tượng) đỏ tręn nền vŕng tươi
Thượng sĩ (biểu tượng) đỏ tręn nền vŕng tươi
Chuẩn uý (biểu tượng) vŕng tręn nền đỏ

III- Úy
Thiếu úy 1 lon vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Trung úy 2 lon vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Đại úy 3 lon vŕng tręn nền đỏ

IV- Tá
Thiếu tá 1 lon vŕng vŕ 1 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Trung tá 2 lon vŕng vŕ 1 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Đại tá 3 lon vŕng vŕ 1 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ

V- Tướng
Thiếu tướng 1 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Trung tướng 2 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ
Đại tướng 3 sao vŕng tręn nền đỏ
...

Điều thứ 12:
Các chính trị vięn cũng theo cấp bậc, quân phục, phů hiệu như tręn. Cấp hiệu cũng như tręn, chỉ khác nền đen.
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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:46 am

*Decree 33/SL issued on March 22, 1946 by President Ho Chi Minh (by English):

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Article 10:
NCO and Private Badge using on the left sleeve; Officers badge using on the shoulder-strap. This:

I- Private:
Binh nhě (Private 2nd Class): no rank
Binh nhất (Private 1st Class): red (badge) on the light yellow drape.

II- NCO
Hạ sĩ (Corporal): red (badge) on the light yellow drape.
Trung sĩ (Sergeant) red (badge) on the light yellow drape.
Thượng sĩ (Master Sergeant) red (badge) on the light yellow drape.
Chuẩn úy (Warrant Officer) yellow (badge) on the red drape.

III- Low-ranking Officers
Thiếu úy (Junior Lieutenant) 1 yellow bar on the red drape
Trung úy (Lieutenant) 2 yellow bars on the red drape
Đại úy (Captain) 3 yellow bars on the red drape

IV- Mid-ranking Officers
Thiếu tá (Major) 1 yellow star above 1 yellow bar on the red drape
Trung tá (Lieutenant Colonel) 1 yellow star above 2 yellow bars on the red drape
Đại tá (Colonel) 1 yellow star above 3 yellow bars on the red drape

V- High-ranking Officers
Thiếu tướng (Major General) 1 yellow star on the red drape
Trung tướng (Lieutenant General) 2 yellow stars on the red drape
Đại tướng (General) 3 yellow stars on the red drape
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Article 12:
Political Directorates badge like the same, but on the black drape.
(note: just only for Junior Lieutenant rank or higher.)
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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:58 am

Richard Woods wrote:This is from a French publication of the early fifties. I thought it might be of interest.

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Thank you very much, RW!
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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:50 am

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Chuẩn úy
(Warrant Officer)

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Thượng sĩ
(Master Sergeant)

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Trung sĩ
(Sergeant)

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Hạ sĩ
(Corporal)

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Binh nhất
(Private 1st Class)

Binh nhě
(Private 2nd Class)
No rank insignia
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Unread postby thainhi_vn » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:28 am

Political officers

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Đại tướng
(Gen., Commissar of the Army)

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Trung tướng
(Lt. Gen., Commissar of army corps)

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Thiếu tướng
(Major Gen., Commissar of division)

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Đại tá
(Col., Commissar of brigade)

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Trung tá
(Lt. Col., Commissar of regiment)

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Thiếu tá
(Major, Commissar of battalion)

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Đại úy
(Captain, Senior politruk)

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Trung úy
(Lt., Politruk)

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Thiếu úy
(2nd Lt., Junior politruk)
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