|Vietnam Border Guard|
Bộ đội Biên phòng Việt Nam
|Motto||Đồn là nhà, Biên giới là quê hương, Đồng bào các dân tộc là anh em ruột thịt|
lit. 'The post is our home, The border is our country, Our compatriots are our siblings'
|Formed||3 March 1958|
|Governing body||Ministry of Defence (Vietnam)|
|Parent agency||Vietnam People's Army|
|Commands||Vietnam Border Guard Command|
|Significant Border Guard|
Colour: Forest Green
Vietnam Border Guard (Vietnamese: Bộ đội Biên phòng Việt Nam, lit. 'Border Defence Troops of Vietnam') or Vietnam Border Defence Force, formally the Vietnam Border Guard Command (Vietnamese: Bộ Tư lệnh Bộ đội Biên phòng, lit. 'Command of Border Defence Troops'), is the border guard of Vietnam, being a branch of the Vietnam People's Army. It is responsible for management and protection of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, security, order and national boundaries on the mainland, islands, sea and at the gate as shall by law and is force member in provincial areas of defence, border districts of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
On 19 November 1958, the Politburo of the Workers Party of Vietnam decided to unite national defence forces and army units whose missions were domestic protection, border protection, beach defence, boundary security, and other forces in charge of guarding domestic international borders, under the management of the Police Department, and named them the Guard forces. Guard forces including Border Guard and Homeland Guard.
According to the resolution of the Politburo, Border Guard is responsible for:
Homeland Guard is responsible for (this task transferred to police protection under the General Department of Police, Ministry of Public Security):
On 3 March 1959, the Prime Minister of Vietnam signed Decision No. 100 - TTg on the establishment of an armed force in charge of border protection and domestic, to be known as the People's Armed Police, set under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Security. This date is taken as the date of establishment of the Vietnam Border Guard.
Ceremony set up the People's Armed Police was held on the evening of 28 March 1959, at 19 hours, at the Military Club, Hanoi.
By the end of 1979 the People's Armed Police was renamed Border Guard and transferred under the Ministry of Defence (Vietnam). In 1988, the Border Guard moved to directly under the Ministry of Interior until late in 1995, then moved to the Ministry of Defence (Vietnam).
Border Guard is the core force in charge, in co-ordination with other armed forces, localities and departments concerned and depend on people to manage, protect borders, maintaining security political, social order and safety in the border areas, maintaining the external border. Border Guard operates under the laws of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the international treaties relating to the sovereignty, national security and border on the mainland, islands, seas and border gates that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has signed or acceded to.
The organisational system of Border Guard includes three levels: Command (Central), Command provinces; Border posts.
Command of Border Guard
Border Command of the Provinces and Municipalities of Vietnam
See also: Vietnamese military ranks and insignia
The rank insignia of commissioned officers.
|Rank group||General/flag officers||Senior officers||Junior officers||Officer cadet|
| Vietnam Border Guard
|Trung tướng||Thiếu tướng||Đại tá||Thượng tá||Trung tá||Thiếu tá||Đại úy||Thượng úy||Trung úy||Thiếu úy||Học viên Sĩ quan|
The rank insignia of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.
|Rank group||Senior NCOs||Junior NCOs||Enlisted|
| Vietnam Border Guard
|Thượng sĩ||Trung sĩ||Hạ sĩ||Binh nhất||Binh nhì|
|K14VN||Semi-automatic pistol||7.62×25mm Tokarev||Vietnam|
|TT-33||Semi-automatic pistol||7.62×25mm Tokarev||Soviet Union|
|Type 54/K54||Semi-automatic pistol||7.62×25mm Tokarev||China|
|AK-47||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm M43||Soviet Union|
|Galil ACE||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Israel|
|Damen Stan Patrol 4207||Patrol vessels||BP