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Sudan Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Before 1970 the highest officer grade in the rank structure was that of fariq (equivalent to a lieutenant general), but new grades were added when Nimeiri became a general and, later, a field marshal. As of 1991, however, there were no officers higher than lieutenant general, and only five, including Bashir, at that rank (see fig. 10).


    Figure 10. Military Ranks and Insignia, 1991

    The army service uniform was dark green, with insignia of rank displayed in gold on shoulder boards. It differed only slightly from police officer uniforms, which were another shade of green with black shoulder boards. A green beret was standard in the army except for airborne units, which wore red berets. The police wore black berets. Officers of field grade and above frequently wore service caps. The air force uniform was blue, although the insignia of rank were the same as for the army. The standard naval uniform was white with blue shoulder boards.

    Data as of June 1991

    NOTE: The information regarding Sudan 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 Sudan Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sudan Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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