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|Rank insignia||German NCO rank|
|Rank group||Non-commissioned officers|
|Army / Air Force||Stabsfeldwebel|
|Air Force||Senior Master Sergeant|
Stabsbootsmann (StBtsm or SB) is the second highest Non-commissioned officer (NCO) rank in the German Navy. It is grouped as OR8 in NATO, equivalent to First Sergeant, Master Sergeant, or Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Armed forces, and to Warrant Officer Class 2 in the British Army and Royal Navy.
In navy context NCOs of this rank were formally addressed as Herr/ Frau Stabsbootsmann also informally / short Staber.
The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:
Unteroffiziere mit Portepee
The abbreviation "OR" stands for "Other Ranks / fr: sous-officiers et militaires du rang / ru?, "!
In 1938 OR8-grades were introduced by the German Kriegsmarine depending on the particular career as follows: