Stabsfeldwebel was an NCO rank of the German Third Reich Wehrmacht, present in the Heer(army), Luftwaffe(airforce) and Kriegsmarine(navy), though not having the same meaning in all three.

A Stabsfeldwebel of the Heer or Luftwaffe is equivalent approximately to a sergeant major in the current day US Army, or a SS-Sturmscharführer in the Third Reich Waffen-SS. In the Kriegsmarine, however, Stabsfeldwebel signified a higher rank, equivalent to an Oberveldwebel of the Heer or Luftwaffe, an SS-Hauptscharführer of the Waffen-SS or a master sergeant of the current day US Army.

For a more complete overview of which ranks existed, see Wehrmacht ranks.

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