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Ranks of the German Wehrmacht administration

Wehrmacht officials were wearing slightly modified Wehrmacht uniforms, with a similarly structured ranking. The uniform cloth pads were dark green. During the war, the so-called special leaders were added. These were civilians who were integrated into the Wehrmacht for a special task (eg interpreting) as officers (in the rank of lieutenant, captain or major). Their...
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Ranks of the NVA

The execution of the rank insignia followed in their appearance the tradition of the Wehrmacht, however with some modifications. Thus, the arm angles of the corporal and corporal were replaced by one or two crosspieces on the axillary flaps. The stocking of trimmings on the collars and underarm flaps of the NCOs and Sub-Sergeants, on...
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Ranks of the Waffen-SS

SS candidates, also referred to as season candidates, were male persons who had applied for admission to the general SS or to the armed SS associations such as SS Totenkopfverbände or SS-Verfügungstruppe (from 1940 Waffen-SS). The membership in the NSDAP was not mandatory for the application, although most of the SS candidates belonged to it....
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Ranks of the German navy (Bundesmarine) after 1945

Of the 25,000 marines, around 19,000 serve in the Navy itself, the others in the other parts of the Bundeswehr, mainly in the military base, the Central Medical Service and the Ministry. About 6,000 soldiers serve on sea-going units. In the Navy, in addition to professional and temporary soldiers, there are also volunteers who perform...
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Ranks of the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)

The designations of the ranks of the German Federal Armed Forces are determined by the Federal President with the arrangement of the Federal President over the rank designations and the uniform of the soldiers at basis of the national service act. Ranks arrange the soldiers in the ranking of the German Federal Armed Forces. The arrangement...
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Ranks of the German Wehrmacht

The ranks of the armed forces were divided after the restructuring as in most modern armed forces into 3 careers. The partitioning was transferred thereby also to the entire armed services (army, Air Force, navy). As a result of this restructuring the afterwards following careers arose: - Mannschaften (Crews) - Unteroffiziere (sergeants) - Offiziere (officers)       Crews (Mannschaften) People liable for...
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