Sangjwa

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Sangjwa
Chosŏn'gŭl 상좌
Hancha
Revised Romanization Sangjwa
McCune–Reischauer Sangjwa

Sangjwa is a Korean military rank used by the armed forces of North Korea. The insignia for a sangjwa is a shoulder board containing two stripes and three stars. This is influenced by the former colonel insignia of the Soviet Union.

North Korea also maintains a senior colonel rank known as taejwa.

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