S 1

English translation: Personnel officer / S 1

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German term or phrase:S 1
English translation:Personnel officer / S 1
Entered by: Wendy Streitparth

07:02 Feb 14, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / Military Ranks
German term or phrase: S 1
Kapitänleutnant u. S 1

This is the signature at the bottom of a military service certificate from the late 1970s.

The soldier concerned had completed 'Grundwehrdienst' with a 'Minenabwehrgeschwader' in the North Sea.
Shane London
Australia
Local time: 19:39
Personalwesen - Human resources
Explanation:
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Equivalent to G1 in the British army.

G1 Branch

Responsible for personnel matters including manning, discipline and personnel services.

http://www.armedforces.co.uk/army/listings/l0005.html

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It would seem that S1 is also used outside the German army nowadays:

Manpower or personnel
The manpower or personnel officer supervises personnel and administration systems. This department functions as the essential administrative liaison between the subordinate units and the headquarters, handling personnel actions coming from the bottom up (such as a request for an award to be given to a particular soldier) or from the top down (such as orders being received from the army level directing that a particular soldier be reassigned to a new unit outside the command). In army units, this person is often called the Adjutant. The S1 also works with the postal mailing office. S-1 deals with awards and ranks as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_(military)

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I notice that the Australian has SPSOs (Senior Personnel Staff Officers). This might be appropriate, with or without the "senior".

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Australian army!
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Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 11:39
Grading comment
Thankyou very much. I'll call him Personnel Officer
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Personalwesen - Human resources


Explanation:
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Note added at 1 hr (2018-02-14 08:42:48 GMT)
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Equivalent to G1 in the British army.

G1 Branch

Responsible for personnel matters including manning, discipline and personnel services.

http://www.armedforces.co.uk/army/listings/l0005.html

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Note added at 1 day 41 mins (2018-02-15 07:44:02 GMT)
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It would seem that S1 is also used outside the German army nowadays:

Manpower or personnel
The manpower or personnel officer supervises personnel and administration systems. This department functions as the essential administrative liaison between the subordinate units and the headquarters, handling personnel actions coming from the bottom up (such as a request for an award to be given to a particular soldier) or from the top down (such as orders being received from the army level directing that a particular soldier be reassigned to a new unit outside the command). In army units, this person is often called the Adjutant. The S1 also works with the postal mailing office. S-1 deals with awards and ranks as well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_(military)

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Note added at 1 day 7 hrs (2018-02-15 14:14:36 GMT)
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I notice that the Australian has SPSOs (Senior Personnel Staff Officers). This might be appropriate, with or without the "senior".

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Note added at 1 day 7 hrs (2018-02-15 14:14:58 GMT)
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Australian army!

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 11:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thankyou very much. I'll call him Personnel Officer

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  sparta1978: Personnel
19 hrs
  -> Thanks, sparta1978

neutral  Björn Vrooman: See discussion box. Not all armies use the S designation, but it's NATO nomenclature: https://www.army.ca/wiki/index.php/Staff_Organization G is short for General Staff / Generalstab, while S is for Unit Staff / Stab.
23 hrs
  -> Yes, that was all clear.
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