If you don't know who the Kampfgruppen were, it's worth the google search. These guys were volunteers to defend the DDR, and were used by the communist party of the DDR to quash uprisings, protests, and other civil unrest, all the while being ready at a moment's notice to supplement the NVA. This is a rare bird and KdR members didn't wear official "Ranks" but had "Positions" which differed from standard NVA ranks. This has the rank insignia for a Stellvertreter des Kommandeurs des selbständigen Zuges which translates to deputy leader of the independent platoon. Ribbons are extensive and quite neat, mostly faithful service awards, some for 15 years, so this guy was in for a while. Size K52, or about a 43" Chest made for someone 5'-5'5" tall. Actual Field tunic pictured.