Stabsunteroffizier (short StUffz or SU) is a military rank of the Deutsche Bundeswehr to persons in uniform of the Heer and Luftwaffe. Legal basis is the Presidential order of the Federal president (de: Bundespräsident) on rank insignia and uniforms of soldiers
Stabsunteroffizier(e), also Stabsunteroffizier corps, is the collective name to all senior NCO-ranks in the modern day´s Austrian Bundesheer. It comprises the ranks of the assignment group M ZUO 1 (longer-serving NCO 1; de: Unteroffiziere auf Zeit 1) with the ranks Stabswachtmeister, Oberstabswachtmeister, and Offiziersstellvertreter. The assignment group M BUO 1 (professional NCOs 1; de: Berufsunteroffiziere 1) comprises additionally the highest NCO-rank Vizeleutnant.
Training and education of the Stabsunteroffizier corps was reformed in 1995 and until 2000 finally introduced to the armed forces. First effected were professional NCOs of the assignment group M BUO 1. The number of trainees was limited to 150 persons in uniform, with a service time of at least four years, with the rank Wachtmeister upward and very good level at English language.
In the result of a positive entrance examination aspirants attended the Staff-NCO trainings course (new) on the Heeresunteroffiziersakademie (HUAk) in Enns. The one year study is divided in two semesters. The first semester (sex moth course) is provided by the HUAk, and the second semester (an other sex moth course) has to be offered by the appropriate service branch (de: Waffengattung) or technical college (de: Fachschule). After positive HUAk-graduation regular assignments to a Stabsunteroffizier might be platoon commander (de: Zugführer), or service in a military staff or headquarters.