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Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) Collar Tab and Shoulder Board Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for the many different Collar Tabs, both leadership and administrative, worn during the 3rd Reich period. Also included are the shoulder boards authorized in the 1st Regulations. After 1933, shoulder boards were discontinued for the NSDAP uniform. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre-1945 manufacture. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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NSDAP 1st Regulation Collar Tabs - 1930-1933

All were political leadership positions





Reichsorganisationsleiter
Reichsinspektuer



Landesinspekteur



Gauleiter



Kreisleiter



Ortsgruppenleiter



Zellenwart



Blockwart





Reichsorganisationsleiter
Reichsinspektuer
Carmine Underlay



Landesinspekteur
Carmine Underlay



Gauleiter
Bright Red Underlay



Kreisleiter
Bright Red Underlay



Ortsgruppenleiter
Bright Red Underlay








NSDAP 2nd Regulation Collar Tabs - 1933-1935

Reichs level - Pink, Gau level - Red, Kreis level - Dark Brown, and Orts level - Tan





Reichsleiter
Reichs level - Political position



Amtsleiter
Reichs level - Administrative



Abteilungsleiter
Reichs level - Administrative



Unterabteilungsleiter
Reichs level - Administrative



Gauleiter
Gau Level - Political position



Stellvertreter Gauleiter
Gau Level - Political position



GauInspektuer
Gau level - Administrative



Amtsleiter
Gau level - Administrative



Abteilungsleiter
Gau level - Administrative



Unterabteilungsleiter
Gau level - Administrative



Kreisleiter
Kreis Level - Political position



KreisAmtsleiter
Kreis level - Administrative



Abteilungsleiter
Kreis level - Administrative



Unterabteilungsleiter
Kreis level - Administrative



Ortsgruppenleiter
Orts Level - Political position



Amtsleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position



Zellenleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position



Blockleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position






NSDAP 3rd Regulation Collar Tabs - 1936-1939

Reichs level edged Yellow, Gau level edged Burgandy, Kreis level edged Black, and Orts level edged Light Blue





Reichsleiter
Reichs Level - Political position



HauptDienstLeiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



DienstLeiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



HauptAmtsleiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



Amtsleiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



HauptStellenleiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



Stellenleiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



HilfsStellenleiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



Mitarbeiter
Reichs Level - Administrative position



Gauleiter
Gau Level - Political position



Stellvertreter Gauleiter
Gau Level - Political position



Amtsleiter
Gau Level - Administrative position



HauptStellenleiter
Gau Level - Administrative position



Stellenleiter
Gau Level - Administrative position



Mitarbeiter
Gau Level - Administrative position



Kreisleiter
Kreis Level - Political position



HauptAmtsleiter
Kreis Level - Administrative position



Amtsleiter
Kreis Level - Administrative position



HauptStellenleiter
Kreis Level - Administrative position



Stellenleiter
Kreis Level - Administrative position



Mitarbeiter
Kreis Level - Administrative position



Ortsgruppenleiter
Orts Level - Political position



Stutzpunktleiter
Orts Level - Political position



Amtsleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position



HauptStellenleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position



Stellenleiter
Orts Level - Administrative position



Mitarbeiter
Orts Level - Administrative position




NSDAP 4th Regulation Collar Tabs - 1938-1945

Two political leadership positions (all other political positions were identified by Armbands)





Reichsleiter
Reichs Level



Gauleiter
Gau Level



Sonderbeauftrager
Reichs, Gau, and Kreis Level






Twenty eight administration positions

Reichs level Wine Red edged Yellow, Gau level Red edged Burgandy, Kreis level Black edged White, and Orts level Brown edged Light Blue





HauptBefehlsLeiter
Only at the Reichs level



OberBefehlsLeiter
Only at the Reichs and Gau levels



BefehlsLeiter
Only at the Reichs and Gau levels



HauptDienstLeiter
Only at the Reichs and Gau levels



OberDienstLeiter
Only at the Reichs and Gau levels



DienstLeiter
Only at the Reichs, Gau, and Kreis levels



HauptBereichsLeiter
Only at the Reichs, Gau, and Kreis levels



OberBereichsLeiter
Only at the Reichs, Gau, and Kreis levels



BereichsLeiter
Only at the Reichs, Gau, and Kreis levels



HauptAbscnhittsLeiter
Only at the Reichs, Gau, and Kreis levels



OberAbscnhittsLeiter
At all levels



AbscnhittsLeiter
At all levels



HauptGemeinschaftsLeiter
At all levels



OberGemeinschaftsLeiter
At all levels



GemeinschaftsLeiter
At all levels



HauptEinsatzLeiter
At all levels



OberEinsatzLeiter
At all levels



EinsatzLeiter
At all levels



HauptBereitschaftsLeiter
At all levels



OberBereitschaftsLeiter
At all levels



BereitschaftsLeiter
At all levels



HauptArbeitsLeiter
At all levels



OberArbeitsLeiter
At all levels



ArbeitsLeiter
At all levels



HauptHelfer
At all levels



OberHelfer
At all levels



Anwärter (party member)
At all levels



Anwärter (non-party member)
At all levels