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36 Months Military Service

As a noncommissioned officer on time 
 
(official abbreviation: UaZ) a conscript who did a three-year-old military service as a noncommissioned officer instead of the one and a half-year-old basic weir service was called in the border troops of the GDR (GT).   
 
The conscripts who sighted a study place were often already pushed by defence commissioners in schools on account of the increasing need in certified noncommissioned officers in the border troops on the career noncommissioned officer for time or officer for time. Nevertheless, equally apprentices were also demanded in the professional training and Grundwehrdienstleistende. To incentive were in view position of a support of the professional career and the possibility of a special scholarship. In this Anwerbegesprächen a disproportionate pressure on the youngsters was often exerted, because the "canvassers" were held in the schools and military district headquarters to win over everybody second to the third conscript as longer-serving.
 
Women could smash voluntarily most careers as a noncommissioned officer on time, occupational noncommissioned officer, officer cadet or from 1984 as a regular officer, as far as this was allowed for reasons of the physical load. The application occurred in the back and medical services. 
 
The service as a noncommissioned officer on time was nominally voluntary, however, young men were put out as a schoolboy or apprentices to a substantial pressure to the obligation as an UaZ. Most noncommissioned officers on time were trained half a year in an unterofficer candidate school to start then the troop service. Most noncommissioned officers on time were used in the border troops as a group leader or as military-technical specialists without subordinated, thus as a GSSZ-UaZ, Nachrichten-UaZ or official dog's leader-UaZ. Some UaZ were used with personnel shortage, however, also on officer's permanent posts. Noncommissioned officers on time were accommodated just as the soldiers in the basic weir service barracked, and were defeated by the same for the demands of the „constant battle readiness“ to derived high presence duties which led to low vacation and exit.
 
Between 1962 and 1989 about 400,000 men served in the armed forces of the GDR as noncommissioned officers on time, till 1973 also as a soldier on time / noncommissioned officer. With an in each case active continuance between 20,000 and 40,000 men the UaZ formed the majority of the noncommissioned officer's corps with the border troops of the GDR. With the military reform in the NVA 1989/90 the business hours of the UaZ of from th,ree to two years were shortened.

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