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Chevrons are an inverted V-shaped mark that is an insignia of the military. The number of chevrons on a badge determines the rank of the soldier. In America, the chevrons point towards the neck, though in Commonwealth countries they are worn point down. They differ around the world, but in the British and US army one chevron refers to lance corporal, two refers to more

Chevrons are an inverted V-shaped mark that is an insignia of the military. The number of chevrons on a badge determines the rank of the soldier. In America, the chevrons point towards the neck, though in Commonwealth countries they are worn point down. They differ around the world, but in the British and US army one chevron refers to lance corporal, two refers to corporal and three a sergeant. In Britain, three chevrons with a crown refers to Colour Sergeant (Infantry), Staff Sergeant (Corps) or flight sergeant in the RAF (Royal Air Force). The chevrons themselves are known as bars, hooks or in the Dutch military, bananas.

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