Today’s MilPic courtesy of Foreign Policy’s photos of the week feature.  The caption reads “German soldiers during NATO military exercises near Zagan, Poland, June 18.”  The beard is epic.  I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this man is a senior NCO, he certainly has the expression of one.


 Coincidentally, the New York Times ran a piece two days ago with photos of US, British and Lithuanian forces training together in the Baltics which was quite interesting.

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  1. He's an "oberstabsgefreiter" a rank roughly equivalent to corporal in the CA (or an OR-4a in NATO designation since the Germans have two ranks levels at the OR-4 level).