Offiziersstellvertreter

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Offiziersstellvertreter in Austria
Schulterstück Schulterstück Tellerkappe
Rank insignia Austrian Bundesheer
Introduction 1915
Rank group Stabsunteroffiziere
Army / Air Force Offiziersstellvereter
Navy no equivalent
Lower:
Higher:
Oberstabswachtmeister
Vizeleutnant
NATO
equivalent
OR-9b[1]

Offiziersstellvertereter, short OStv (en: Officer deputy), is a rank of the higher non-commissioned officers rank group (also staff NCO group) in the Austrian Bundesheer and Imperial German Army.

See also

Ranks of the Austrian Bundesheer

Austria-Hungaria (until 1918)

In 1915 the position Offiziersstellvertreter was introduced to the Austro-Hungarian armed forces, at the time being not as rank, but as an assignment. It was the intension to equalise the high number of World War I losses. Promoted were staff NCOs (Stabsfeldwebel, Stabswachtmeister, Stabsfeuerwerker, and/or Stabsoberjäger) who did have the appropriate rank at least for one month. Together with the staff NCOs the Offiziersstellvertreter formed the rank group of higher NCOs (de: higher Unteroffiziere).

See also

Rank insignias of the Austro-Hungarian armed forces

Designation Offiziersstellvertreter OR8
Paroli K.u.k. Offiziersstellvertreter 1915-1918.png Offiziersstellvertreter k.k. Gebirgstruppe 1915-18.png
Rank description OStv OStv
Branch Infantry Rifles
(English) (Officer deputy) (Officer deputy)
Junior Rank
Cadet
War flag of Austria-Hungary (1918).svg
Austro-Hungarian
armed forces rank

Offiziersstellvertreter
Senior Rank
Fähnrich

German Empire and the Weimar Republic

The rank was created in the Imperial German Army in 1887.

References

  1. The abbreviation "OR" stands for "Other Ranks / fr: sous-officiers et militaires du rang / ru:другие ранги, кроме офицероф"
  • Die Streitkräfte der Republik Österreich, 1918-1968, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Militärwissenschaftliches Institut, 1968