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15:50 Feb 21, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Military / Defense / GDR
German term or phrase: Obermeister
I know it is a rank within the Volkspolizei, but what would be an accurate translation into English? It's kind of unique I think?

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3police sergeant first class
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Jay Whitten

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I'd leave it as Obermeister.
However, I found this translation on a German Army page:
"Warrant Officer 1st Class of a Technical Establishment"
(see link below)
I don't know if it's appropriate, though.

Note added at 1 hr (2006-02-21 16:56:21 GMT)

I've also found "Overseer"

    Reference: http://niehorster.orbat.com/011_germany/symbols/_billets_dis...
Jay Whitten
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police sergeant first class

polizeimeister = police sergeant,
polizeiobermeister = police sergeant first class,
polizeihauptmeister = police sergeant major.
then polizeikommissar, kommissar, and hauptkommissar = police 2LT, 1LT, and Captain.

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