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Fanjunkare
Fanjunkare (OR-7) is a Swedish military rank above Översergeant and below Förvaltare. The word 'Fanjunkare' is derived from German 'Fahnenjunker', and denotes a standard-bearer, hence 'Colour Sergeant'.
Förvaltare

Army

Air force

Översergeant
Promotion
For promotion to Fanjunkare, a minimum of four years time-in-grade as Översergeant is required, although six years is preferable.[1] A Fanjunkare has the same relative rank as a Löjtnant.[2]
Duties
History
Fanjunkare was established as a brevet rank for non-commissioned officers in 1806. In 1833 the rank became the senior non-commissioned rank in the Swedish allotment army. In 1837 the rank became the senior non-commissioned rank in the Swedish enlisted army. In 1925 Fanjunkare was given relative rank above Fänrik (Second Lieutenant) and below Löjtnant (Lieutenant) but remained in the NCO Corps. In 1960 Fanjunkare began to be appointed company commanders in the war-time organization and the rank became a Warrant Officer rank. Hence in 1972, professional Fanjunkare were given the rank of Captain, while Rustmästare and Överfurirer were given the rank of Fanjunkare, corresponding to their duties as First Sergeants. With the creation of a one-tier professional officer structure in 1983, promotion to Fanjunkare only took place in the reserves or among National Servicemen. In 2009, the rank was reintroduced as a professional rank with the creation of the Special Officer Corps.
Before 1972 the equivalent of Fanjunkare in the artillery was Styckjunkare; a rank that goes back to the 17th century. The word comes from German Stückjunker, and denotes a gentleman of ordnance, hence a "Master Gunner".
See also
Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces
References
  1. ^ a b c d Karriärvägarna för specialistofficerare. 2020-02-15.
  2. ^ "Försvarsmaktens föreskrifter om personaltjänst. 27 november 2019." Försvarets författningssamling. FFS 2019:6, 2 § 8.
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