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shoulder board / cuff title / mounting loop
Country Germany
Service branch German Navy
RankUnteroffiziere ohne Portepee grade
NATO rankOR-5
Next higher rankBootsmann
Next lower rankMaat
Equivalent ranksStabsunteroffizier

Obermaat is a military rank of the Bundeswehr and earlier other German-speaking armed forces.


Obermaat (OMaat or in lists OMT) is a rank of the German Navy. It belongs to the particular rank group NCO's without portepee.

According to the salary class it is equivalent to the Stabsunteroffizier of Heer or Luftwaffe. It is grouped as OR5 in NATO, equivalent to Petty officer, second class, Sergeant, or Staff Sergeant in Anglophone armed forces.

In navy context NCOs of this rank were formally addressed as Herr/ Frau Obermaat also informally / short Obermaat. The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:
Unteroffizier ohne Portepee

The abbreviation "OR" stands for "Other Ranks / fr: sous-officiers et militaires du rang / ru?, "!

Preceded by
junior Rank
Bundeswehr Logo Marine with lettering.svg

(German NCO rank)

Succeeded by
senior Rank

Obermaat Nazi-Kriegsmarine until 1945

Maate (Unteroffiziere ohne Portepee)
Title Obermaat
Collar tab Kriegsmarine OR5a-OMT col02 1945.svg
Sleeve insignia Kriegsmarine sleeve Obersteuermannmaat.svg Kriegsmarine sleeve Oberbootsmannmaat.svg
Obersteuermannmaat Oberbootsmannmaat
Soulder strap SeniorPOShoulder.jpg N/A
Wehrmacht equivalent Unterfeldwebel

See also

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