Tunisian National Guard

The Tunisian National Guard (Tunisian Arabic: الحرس الوطني, el-Ḥaras el-Waṭanī‎) is a separate military force of Tunisia. It is not part of the Tunisian Armed Forces, due to its specific role as a counterbalance to the regular military. It serves both as defence force against external threats and as a security force against internal threats. It is both a standing force of 15,000.

Garde Nationale
Écusson garde nationale, Tunisie.svg
Official TNG insignia
Active1957–present
Country Tunisia
BranchMinistry of the Interior
TypeGendarmerie
RolePatrolling Borders, Territorial waters, Crime control
Size15,000 (est.)
Nickname(s)GN
Motto(s)
  • Redemption for the homeland * Tunisian Arabic: فداء للوطن *

Vessels and motorboatsEdit

  • 6 patrol boats P350TN (140 t, 35 m), donated by Italy (2 delivered 12.2012; 3 delivered between 2013/2014; 1 will be delivery within 2.2015)
  • 7 patrol boats Classe 800/P58 (30 t, 17 m), donated by Italy middle years '00
  • 4 patrol boats Classe 700 (18 t, 15 m), donated by Italy in May 2011
  • 8 patrol boats Classe Squalo (13 t, 13,5 m), donated by Italy middle years '00
  • 2 motorboats Classe 500 (8,5 t, 11 m), donated by Italy in 2009/2011
  • 3 Helicopters "Bell 429"

RANKSEdit

Officiers
Officiers généraux Officiers supérieurs Officiers supérieurs Officiers supérieurs Officiers supérieurs Officiers subalternes Officiers subalternes Officiers subalternes
Général de brigade Colonel-major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Arabic: أمير لواء Arabic: عميد Arabic: عقيد Arabic: مقدم Arabic: رائد Arabic: نقيب Arabic: ملازم أول Arabic: ملازم
Sous-officiers et militaires du rang
Sous-officiers Sous-officiers Sous-officiers Sous-officiers Militaires du rang Militaires du rang
Adjudant-chef Adjudant Sergent-chef Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal
Arabic: وكيل أول Arabic: وكيل Arabic: عريف أول Arabic: عريف Arabic: رقيب أول Arabic: رقيب