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, as usually KdR members didn't wear official "Ranks" but had "Positions" which differed from standard NVA ranks. This is an exception. Ribbons and shoulder boards mean this guy was a Colonel with multiple 5 year faithful service awards. Very rare bird, size M48, or about a Medium regular. Actual Field tunic pictured.