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Vizeadmiral, short VAdm in lists VADM, (en: Vice admiral) is a senior naval flag officer rank in the German Navy. It is equivalent to Generalleutnant in the Heer and Luftwaffe or to Admiraloberstabsarzt and/or Generaloberstabsarzt
Generaloberstabsarzt
in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr. In the German Navy
German Navy
Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
is, as in many navies, a three-star rank with a NATO code of OF-8. However, in other German speaking naval forces, e.g. Kaiserliche Marine, Kriegsmarine, Volksmarine, and the Austro-Hungarian K.u.K. Kriegsmarine, Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
was an OF-7
OF-7
two-star flag officer rank.

Contents

1 Address 2 Rank insignia and rating 3 History

3.1 National People´s Army 3.2 Imperial German Navy
German Navy
and Kriegsmarine 3.3 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine

4 See also 5 References

Address[edit] The official manner of formal addressing of military people with the rank Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
(OF-8) is "Herr/Frau Vizeadmiral". However, as to German naval traditions the “Vizeadmiral“ will be addressed "Herr/Frau Admiral". Rank insignia and rating[edit] Its rank insignia, worn on the sleeves and shoulders, are one five-pointed star above a big gold stripe and two normal once (without the star when rank loops are worn). It is grade B8 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence.

German Navy
German Navy
officer rank

junior rank Konteradmiral Vizeadmiral (Admiraloberstabsarzt)Generalleutnant

senior rank Admiral

The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:

OF-9:[1] Admiral (Germany)
Admiral (Germany)
/ General (Germany) OF-8: Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
/ Generalleutnant OF-7: Konteradmiral
Konteradmiral
/ Generalmajor OF-6: Flottillenadmiral / Brigadegeneral

History[edit] National People´s Army[edit] Main article: Ranks of the National People's Army
Ranks of the National People's Army
§ Volksmarine Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
(OF-7) was the second lowest flag officer grade of the Volksamarine, equivalent to the two-star rank Generalleutnant ( OF-7
OF-7
as well). In the GDR Volksmarine
Volksmarine
there were 3 flag officer ranks: Konteradmiral, Vizeadmiral, and Admiral. The GDR State Council decided from 25 March 25, 1982 to introduce the rank of Flottenadmiral.

Vizeadmirals of the GDR Volksmarine

Name Dates

Name Dates

Born, Hendrik 1944-

Neukirchen, Heinz 1915-1986

Hesse, Gustav 1931-2001

Nordin, Wilhelm 1924-1993

Hofmann, Hans 1933-

Wansierski, Bruno 1904-1994

Kutzschebauch, Günter 1930-1996

Insignia of a Konteradmiral
Konteradmiral
of the Volksmarine

Arabesques Lampasse Shoulder strap Cuff title Command flag

Junior rank Konteradmiral

(NPA rank) Vizeadmiral Senior rank Admiral

Imperial German Navy
German Navy
and Kriegsmarine[edit] Main article: Uniforms and insignia of the Kriegsmarine § Commissioned Officer ranks

Nazi Kriegsmarine

Shoulder strap

Sleeve lace

Command flag

Vizeadmiral

In the Kaiserliche Marine and Kriegsmarine, Vizeadmiral
Vizeadmiral
was an OF-7 one-star flag officer rank equivalent to a Heer or Luftwaffe Generalleutnant, and to an SS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS. The rank insignia consisted of shoulder strap and sleeve stripes. Shoulder straps had to be worn on uniform jackets and consisted of twisted gold-braids (one pip or star) on padding in navy blue weapon color. Cuff insignia consisted of one golden big stripe, two normal stripes, and a five-point naval star above. The sleeve rings encircled the lower cuffs.

Junior rank Konteradmiral

( Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
ranks) Vizeadmiral Senior rank Admiral

K.u.K. Kriegsmarine[edit] In the Austro-Hungarian K.u.K. Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
(1849 to 1918) there were the flag-officer ranks Kontreadmiral (also spelled Konterdmiral in the 20th century), Viceadmiral , and Admiral, as well as Großadmiral.

K.u.K. Kriegsmarinerank

Command flag

Cuff title

K.u.K. Konteradmiral

See also[edit] Main article: List of German admirals Main articles: Ranks of the German Bundeswehr and Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr References[edit]

^ The abbreviation "OF" stands for de: "Offizier / en: officer / fr: officier / ru: офицер"

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