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Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (MfS)

Ministry for State Security (STASI)


 

Soldat

Gefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

Unterofizier

Enlisted

Corporal

Corporal Major

Lance Corporal

       

Unterfeldebel

Feldwebel

Oberfeldwebel

Stabsfeldwebel

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant 1st Class

Sergeant Major

       

Fähnrich

Oberfähnrich

Stabsfähnrich

Stabsoberfähnrich

Warrant Officer 3rd class

Warrant Officer 2nd class

Warrant Officer 1st class

Chief Warrant Officer

       

Unterleutnant

Leutnant

Oberleutnant

Hauptmann

2nd Lieutenant

Lieutenant

1st Lieutenant

Captain

       

Major

Oberstleutnant

Oberst

Major

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

     

Generalmajor

Generalleutnant

Generaloberst

Armeegeneral

Major General

Lieutenant General

Colonel General

General

MfS Schüler -  STASI cadet
 

Fähnrichschüler
1 Studienjahr

Fähnrichschüler
2 Studienjahr

Warrant Officer cadet student  1 year

Warrant Officer cadet student 2 year

Offiziersschüler
1 Studienjahr

Offiziersschüler
2 Studienjahr

Offiziersschüler
3 Studienjahr

Offiziersschüler
4 Studienjahr

Officer cadet student  1 year

Officer cadet student  2 year

Officer cadet student  3 year

Officer cadet student  4 year

 
Ranks Sleeve Patches
 

( worn on right sleeve )

 

Soldat auf Zeit, Unterofiziere  auf Zeit

Berufsunteroffizier

Privates and NCO of time that served longer than 18 months

Career soldiers

   
 

Armelstreifen fur Hauptfeldwebel

 
 

1st Sergeant
(with standard NCO shoulderboards)

 

Fähnrich  1979-1990

Fähnrich 1974-79

Fähnrich 1974-79

Fähnrich 1974-79

 Years of Service Unlimited

From 11 years  of Service

From 16  years  of Service

From 16  years  of Service

       
   
 

Armelstreifen fur HauptFähnrich

 
 

Chief Warrant Officer
(with standard Warrant Office shoulderboards and sleeve patch)