Yemen: Information on rank and insignias in the South Yemen Army in 1991, including what rank two stars on the shoulder denotes
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||YEM24148.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Yemen: Information on rank and insignias in the South Yemen Army in 1991, including what rank two stars on the shoulder denotes, 1 June 1996, YEM24148.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abc080.html [accessed 8 December 2013]|
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In a 24 June 1996 telephone interview, the acting military attaché of Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC stated that the rank of first lieutenant of the South Yemen Army was represented by two stars on the shoulder. The source noted that the rank for first lieutenant in the present Yemen Unified Army is also indicated in this manner.
Please find attached excerpts from The Yemens: Country Studies which corroborate that the rank of first lieutenant in both the South Yemen and North Yemen armies was designated by two five-point stars on the shoulder. Please note that the insignia of the first lieutenant in the South Yemen Army has an additional single line that passes through the two stars.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, Washington, DC. 24 June 1996. Telephone interview with acting military attaché.
The Yemens: Country Studies. 1986. Edited by Richard F. Nyrop. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, pp. 200-205, 314-319.