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Officer Rank Insignia used in the Turkish Army 1909 - 2012

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Officer Rank Insignia used in the Turkish Army

1909 - 2012

By : Instructor Col. Kadir Türker GEÇER

Silahlı Kuvvetler Dergisi (Journal of the Turkish Armed Forces) Ocak (January) 2012,

ANKARA,TURKEY

Sayı (Issue No): 411

Pages 68-85,

Edited by: Demir Erman

Please download it from Documents Archive of GMIC

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/files/file/37-rank-insignia-used-in-the-turkish-army-since-1909/

Regards

Demir

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For some reason, my computer will not allow me to download or open this file. Are there the enlisted and NCO rankings as well?

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Sorry No NCO ranks. Please send me you email address I will send the file to you.

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WW1

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Military Insignia page 43(1953):

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After some point (probably mid 1930s) officer and NCO uniforms were the same. NCO's had smaller cap badges and istead of shoulder epaulets, the carried their ranks on left arm only until late 1950's

1944:

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1951:

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A photo of a group of officers during the Independence War (source: Iclal Orses). Uniforms are from the period 1920-24. And rank insignia table (source: Turker Gecer) to compare.

A gendarmerie first lieutenant second from left first row.

2nd row from left: in the middle a silver collar Brigadier, 4th from left: artillery brigadier

Other officers? please try to find their ranks by comparing their collars with the table given. :jumping:

Ottoman Army / Turkish Republic Army / English

Musir / Maresal / Field Marshal
- ----- / Orgeneral / General 4-star
Birinci Ferik / Korgeneneral / Lieutenant General 3-star
Ferik / Tümgeneral / Major General 2-star
Mirliva / Tuggeneral / Brigadier General 1-star
Miralay / Albay / Colonel
Kaymakam / Yarbay / Lieutenant colonel
Binbası / Binbası / Major
Kolagası / ---- / Senior Captain
Yuzbası / Yuzbası / Captain
Mulazımı Evvel / Ustegmen 2-star / First Lieutenant
Mulazımı Sâni / Tegmen 1-star / Second Lieutenant
Zabit Vekili / Astegmen 1 stripe / Lieutenant NATO code OF-D
Zabit Vekili / Military School Graduates for the first 6 months
Zabit Namzedi ( The student of the Military school who has been sent to the front before the graduation)

Nefer / Er / Private

Demir

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