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AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA US War of 1812 Sergeant Insignias (2)
Hmm Interesting. I know that Higher Ranks (From Major to Colonel) used the same insignia of two epaulettes, so I'm guessing it would be safe to assume the same happened for Sergeant Majors and whatnot?...
DesertRanger > 26-March-2015 23:17:26

EUROPE - LAW ENFORCEMENT BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA New uniforms Police of the Czech Republic (2)
Will officers actually wear the 4-button tunics with ties in service? It seems the general trend in Europe for police is Windbreaker-type casual-looking jackets and baseball-type caps....
jrichardn2 > 25-March-2015 23:40:25

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA 1833-1847 US Army NCO Chevrons Help (6)
If we stick to the period you are interested in, (page 147) the Perrenot book shows every branch wearing chevrons from 1831 to 1847. Even the Regiment of Mounted Rifles that did not exist until 1846. It also shows Sergeants Major and Quartermaster Sergeants wearing chevrons, even the a Sergeant Major of dragoons wearing four. Outside that era there are other errors such as majors wearing single color epaulets before 1851 and an oak leaf on epaulets after 1851. In fairness to Mr. Perrenot, I purchased my copy of his book in 2010 and he may have corrected it since then. For the record from 1833 until 1847 the only chevrons worn to denote rank (chevrons were used as service stripes at the time) were three for sergeants of dragoons and two for corporals of dragoons. The were point down and they were yellow....
gghbisa > 24-March-2015 23:32:24

AMERICA - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Peruvian Guardia Civil del Perù (0)
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardia_Civil_del_Per%C3%BA Guardias y Clases (Class) Guardia (Guard) Cabo (Corporal) Sargento 2do (Second Sergeant) Sargento 1ro (First Sergeant) Suboficiales (NCOs) Suboficial de Tercera (Subofficer 3rd Class) Suboficial de segunda (Subofficer 2th Class) suboficial de primera (Subofficer 1st Class) Suboficial Superior (Senior Subofficer) Oficiales Subalternos (Junior Officers) Alferez (Second Lieutenant) Teniente (First Lieutenant) Capitán (Capitain) Oficiales Superiores (Senior Officers) Mayor (Major) Teniente Coronel (Lieutenant Colonel) Coronel (Colonel) Oficiales Generales (Flag Officers) General (Major General) Teniente General (Lieutenant General)...
pepino_ok1 > 23-March-2015 4:23:23