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Vizeleutnant
Schulterstück Schulterstück Tellerkappe
Rank insignia Austrian Bundesheer
Introduction 1924
Rank group Stabsunteroffiziere
Army / Air Force Vizeleutnant
Navy no equivalent
Lower: Offiziersstellvertreter
Higher: Fähnrich
NATO
equivalent
OR-9

Vizeleutnant, short Vzlt (en: Vice lieutenant), is a rank of the higher non-commissioned officers NCO rank group (also rank group: Stabsunteroffiziere) in the Austrian Bundesheer. The rank was introduced first from 1924 to 1938 and reused from 1956 onwards. It is the highest Stabsunteroffizier rank. Mandatory to be promoted from Offiziersstellvertreter to Vizeleutnant is the so-called matura or equivalent education.

It is grouped as OR9 in NATO, equivalent to an Sergeant Major in the United States Army / Chief Master Sergeant (United States Air Force), and an Warrant Officer Class 1 in the British Army / Warrant officer (Royal Air Force).

In army/ air force context NCOs of this rank were formally addressed as Herr/ Frau Vizeleutnant also informally / short Vize.

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