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Major ( ) is a rank of the Germanmarker military which dates back to the Middle Ages. During World War II, the SSmarker equivalent was Sturmbannf├╝hrer. To be appointed to the rank of Major, the officer has to pass a field grade officer basic training course (Stabsoffizier-Grundlehrgang) or a general staff officer course (Generalstabslehrgang). In the Bundeswehr, the rank insignia consists of a silver oakleaf cluster with a silver pip (star).

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