Oberpionier - Senior Assault Engineer

The rank of Oberpionier and its specific unit type equivalents (Obersch├╝tze, Obergrenadier, etc.) was created to give recognition and rank promotion to those enlisted soldiers who had achieved or displayed an above-average aptitude and proficiency but would not, however, qualify for promotion to the Gefreiter or Sturmann rank. A consideration for promotion to the rank of Oberpionier could usually be achieved after six months to one year of military service. The rank was identified by a cloth star (sometimes called a pip) worn on the upper left sleeve, the collar tabs remained plain like the SS-Pionier. In the militaries of other nations, Oberpionier was considered the equivalent of a Private First Class.

Senior in rank to - Pionier
Junior in rank to - Sturmann