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Whats with the uniform?

Salvation Army Ranks

Soldiers of The Salvation Army wear the uniform as a visible profession of faith in Jesus Christ. The uniform also identifies the Soldier as being a person who can be called upon to discover more about the Christian faith and ready for Christian service.

The uniform differs according to rank, nationality, and activity engaged in.

A Soldier, uniform with blue trim, is a member of the church who has agreed to the Soldiers covenant.

An Officer wearing red trim on the uniform, is a soldier who has attended the College for Officer Training and has been ordained and commissioned for full time Christian Ministry. They are the typically the pastor or leader of a Salvation Army facility. Officers hold various ranks, beginning at Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieut-Colonel, Colonel, Commissioner, and General.