CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION RANKS: Israel. 1950s-1980s. Israeli Civil Defense officers and enlisted personnel wore distinctive insignia different from standard military insignia of rank, as shown below in Table 1.
Table 38-1. Israeli Civil Defense Rank Insignia
|two shields worn on the shoulder strap, each shield with three aerial bombs||Rav Pakad Bachir||Lieutenant Colonel|
|one shield worn on the shoulder strap, the shield with three aerial bombs||Rav Pakad||Chief Inspector||Major|
|3 arcs worn on the shoulder strap||Pakad Bachir||Senior Inspector||Captain|
|2 arcs worn on the shoulder strap||Pakad||Inspector||1st Lieutenant|
|1 arc worn on the shoulder strap||Pakad Mishne||Deputy Inspector||2nd Lieutenant|
|2 arcs below a shield, the shield with three aerial bombs, worn on the sleeve||Rav Samal Bachir||Master Guard Sergeant||Senior Warrant Officer|
|1 arc below a shield, the shield with three aerial bombs, worn on the sleeve||Rav Samal Gonen||First Guard Sergeant||Junior Warrant Officer|
|3 arcs below a triangle, worn on the sleeve||Samal Gonen Rishon||Guard Sergeant 1st Class||Staff Sergeant|
|3 arcs, worn on the sleeve||Samal Gonen||Guard Sergeant||Sergeant|
|2 arcs, worn on the sleeve||Gonen Musmach||Qualified Guard||Corporal|
|1 arc, worn on the sleeve||Gonen Rishon||Guardsman 1st Class||Lance Corporal|
Sources: Cheek, Donald, "Israeli Civil Defense Corps," The Trading Post, Volume 41, Number 3, April-June 1982, page 26. Littman, A. A. and Bob Mendelson, "Israel," The Trading Post, Volume 32, Number 3, April-June 1973, pages 83-86.