East German (DDR) Army (NVA) EM/NCO ís visor cap with officer cockade
Fabric in Gabardine tissue for all NCO Career soldiers below officer rank, but especially senior NCOs (Ranks: Oberfeldwebel and Stabsfeldwebel). use for Walking-Out and Parade
CAPCORD: Black plastic
NVA clothing regulations allowed Career EMs/NCOs to wear gabardine hats with partial officer insignia. These modified officer hats, worn especially and perhaps exclusively by senior NCOs (Oberfeldwebel and Stabsfeldwebel ranks), remain uncommon.