Uniforms, ranks and medals

The Norwegian Armed Forces have played a fundamental role in Norwegian society for centuries. Read about our medals, uniforms, heraldry and values here.



Uniforms protect the soldiers against weather, but also against inhuman treatment in war.

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Luftvernsoldater på oppstilling.

Military ranks

Military ranks distinguish soldiers and show their responsibility and command.

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Nye distinksjoner (fv.) Sersjantmajor Luftforsvaret, Flaggmester Sjøforsvaret og Sersjantmajor Hær / New distinction (fl.) Sergeant major Airforce, Master chief petty officer Navy and Sergeant major Army.


By awarding our personnel medals, we honour them and thank them for their service.

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Medaljeseremoni RECSYR