Military and Naval Recognition Book; A Handbook on the Organization, Insignia of Rank, and Customs of the Service of the World's Important Armies and Navies

Military and Naval Recognition Book; A Handbook on the Organization, Insignia of Rank, and Customs of the Service of the World's Important Armies and Navies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...between two stars. of the collar. The one nearest the front designates the Army. For the_ regular army a U. S. is worn (Plate 3); for the National Army, a U. S. with a N. A. superimposed on it (Plate 2); for the National Guard, drafted into the Federal Service, a U. S. with a N. G. superimposed on it (Plate 2); for the volunteer army the letters U. S. V.; and for the Officers' Reserve Corps and the Enlisted Reserve Corps the letters U. S. R. The other ornament signifies the arm of the service, department or corps, or the insignia of aids, chiefs of staff and chaplains. Chaplains wear the silver latin cross on all uniforms. Officers serving by appointment or under commission in another subdivision of the Army than that in which they hold permanent commissions wear the monogramic letters of that subdivision of the Army in which they hold permanent commissions, and the insignia of the new rank and the insignia of the corps, department, or arm of service in which commissioned at the time. When the shirt is worn without the coat, the insignia of rank worn on the collar of the shirt is as follows: Regular Service Major General of the Line. On both sides, in the middle of the collar, the letters "U. S." and two stars, points up. Brigadier General of the Line. Same as for major general, but with only one star on each side. All Officers of General Staff Adjutant Inspector Regular Corps General's General's Army Department Department Judge Advocate General's Department For General Officers of Staff Corps or Departments. Substitute for the letters "U. S." on the left side the proper device. Colonel. On the right side in the middle of the collar, the letters "U. S." and an eagle, beak to the front. On the left side, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850408
  • 9781236850409