It seems to me that he is an officer or ensign, because privates had no mustache. The atypical assault rifle - AKM indicates involvment in the special forces. Infantry used AK-74 (anothet type of magazine and long arrestor as a hint). It is try, that soldiers preferred sneakers in desert or mointains. About the hedgear: it could be a cap, as in figure, or a hat (looks like patrol hat or drill-sgt hat). Sorry for nitpicking. Very nice work.