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Naval Ensign of Germany.svg
MDS 22 Obermaat 30.svg MDJA 22 Obermaat 20 Lo.svg MA OG5 22 Obermaat.svg
shoulder board / cuff title / mounting loop
Rank insignia German NCO rank
Introduction 1955
Rank group Non-commissioned officers
Navy Obermaat
Army / Air Force Stabsunteroffizier
Navy Petty officer, second class
Army/Air Force

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


Oberbmaat (OMaat or in lists OMT) is a rank of the German Navy. It belongs to the particular rank group NCOs without NCO 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:другие ранги, кроме офицероф"!

Preceded by
junior Rank
Bundeswehr Logo Marine with lettering.svg

(German NCO rank)

Succeeded by
senior Rank

See also[]

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