Unteroffizier(e) ohne Portepee (en: NCO without portepee / lit. 'Non-commissioned officer(s) without sword knot'), is the designation for German junior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the German Armed Forces. The category was a division of the NCO class, separating junior NCOs from Unteroffiziere mit Portepee, or senior NCOs (who wore the sword knot). The name is derived from earlier traditions in which German senior NCOs (Feldwebel) would carry the officer's sidearms (sword, sabre) with the officer's swordknot (made from silver or gold lace).
Ranks in this category:
|Rank insignia to NCOs without portepée of Heer, Luftwaffe and Marine|
|German payment level||A 6-7||A 5|