SS-Verfügungstruppen or SS Special Use Troops
The Waffen-SS was born in 1933 after Hitler came to power when Politisches Bereitschaften or Political Readiness Detachments were formed under the control of the SS. These units were organized along military lines and were intended to help counter Communist strikes. On October 1st, 1934 these units became the SS-Verfügungstruppen or SS Special Use Troops. Initially the Verfügungstruppen consisted of small detachments located in larger German cities but by 1935 they were organized into battalions and in 1936 into Standarten or regiments.
In 1936 two main SS-V Standarten existed, Deutschland and Germania. The Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler also existed at this time and although related it was considered somewhat outside the purview of the SS-V.
In 1938 the SS-Verfügungstruppen took part in the occupation of Austria and Czechoslovakia along side the Wehrmacht.
After the occupation of Austria a third Standart was formed known as Der Führer.
In 1939 the SS-Verfügungstruppen consisted of three Standarden
LAH, and a number of smaller service and support units.
For the Campaign in Poland in 1939 all SS-V units were organized into the SS-Verfügungstruppe-Division and placed under the operational command of the Wehrmacht.
The SS-Verfügungstruppe-Division also fought in the Western Campaign 1940. At the conclusion of the Western Campaign the SS-Verfügungstruppen was renamed to the Waffen-SS.