Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr

a. Dark grey shoulder strap - Heer (here: Stabsunteroffizier armored corps)
b. Cuff title to the dark blue seaman shirt (here: Oberstabsgefreiter with a seamanship rating)
c. Cuff title to the dark white seaman shirt (here: Obergefreiter with a control & communications rating)
d. Shoulder strap dress uniform strap (hand stitched version) - Heer (here: captain - OF2)
e. Shoulder strap basic form (metallic version) - Heer (here: lieutenant - OF1b infantry)
a. Black base textile with bright-grey emblems – Heer (here: colonel NBC defense corps, grey pullover)
b. Dark-blue base textile with bright-grey emblems – Air Force (here: captain grey-blue flying suit)
c. Dark-blue base textile with gold-yellow emblems – Navy (here: captain lieutenant, ship-parka)
a. Mounting loop with bright-grey emblem on stone-grey base textile – Heer (here: Oberstabsfeldwebel renonnaissance corps)
b. Mounting loop with bright-grey emblem on stone-olive base textile – Luftwaffe (here: lieutenant colonel)
<center>black emblem on 5-colour-flecktarn – Luftwaffe (Stabshauptmann) </center>
<center>black emblem on 5-colour-flecktarn – Heer (Lieutenant Armour corps) </center>
<center>bright-grey emblem on 5-color-flecktarn – Heer (Colonel Supply corps) </center>
<center>bright-grey emblem on 5-colour-flecktarn – Luftwaffe (Hauptfeldwebel) </center>
<center>black emblem on 3-color-flecktarn – Luftwaffe (Lieutenant colonel) </center>
<center>black emblem on 3-colour-flecktarn – Heer (Oberstabsfeldwebel Army aviation corps) </center>
<center>gold-yellow emblem on 5-colour-flecktarn – Marine (Hauptgefreiter) </center>
<center>gold-yellow emblem on 3-colour-flecktarn – Marine (Kapitänleutnant) </center>
<center>a. Flieger OR1 (flecktarn uniform – Luftwaffe) </center>
<center>b.Major (flecktarn uniform – Luftwaffe) </center>
<center>c. Major general (flecktarn uniform – Luftwaffe) </center>
<center>Nautical Service (10th)</center>
<center>Navy Command Service (20th)</center>
<center>Navy Weapon Service (30th)</center>
<center>Nautical Technical Service (40th) </center>
<center>Navy Aviation Service (50th)</center>
<center>Supply and Staff Service (60th)</center>
<center>Transport and Navy Security Service (70th) </center>
<center>AS 81: "Health Service Support" (design to left cuff) </center>
<center>AS 85: "Military Music Service"</center>
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Fahnenjunker OA
Oberfähnrich OA
Jäger OA
HA OS5 32 Oberfeldwebel OA
Mounting loop Gefreiter OA
Mounting loop Oberfähnrich OA
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The rank insignia of the federal armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany indicate rank and branch of service in the German Army (Heer), German Air Force (Luftwaffe), or the German Navy (Marine).

- Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr
a. Dark grey shoulder strap - Heer (here: Stabsunteroffizier armored corps)

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Stabshauptmann

German Senior Captain rank and the highest military rank in the Bundeswehr for specialist officers (Offiziere des Militärfachlichen Dienstes (OffzMilFD)).

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