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Algeria Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    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

    NOTE: The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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