APPENDIX A

Rank Table

US Army

German Army

Waffen-SS

English Equivalent

Enlisted

     

Private

Schütze

SS-Schutze1

Private

Private First Class

Oberschütze

SS-Oberschutze2

Private First Class

Corporal

Gefreiter

SS-Sturmmann

Acting Corporal

(Senior Corporal)

Obergefreiter

SS-Rottenführer

Corporal

(Staff Corporal)

Stabsgefreiter

SS-Stabsrottenführer3

 

Noncommissioned Officers

   

Sergeant

Unteroffzier

SS-Unterscharführer

Sergeant

(None)

Unterfeldwebel

SS-Schaführer

Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Feldwebel

SS-Oberscharführer

Technical Sergeant

Sergeant First Class

Oberfeldwebel

SS-Hauptscharführer

Master Sergeant

Master Sergeant

Hauptfeldwebel

SS-Sturmscharführer

Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major

Stabsfeldwebel

   

Officers

     

2nd Lieutenant

Leutnant

SS-Untersturmführer

2nd Lieutenant

1st Lieutenant

Oberleutnant

SS-Obersturmführer

1st Lieutenant

Captain

Hauptmann

SS-Hauptsturmführer

Captain

Major

Major

SS-Sturmbannführer

Major

Lieutenant Colonel

Oberstleutnant

SS-Obersturmbannführer

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Oberst

SS-Standartenführer

Colonel

(None)

(None)

SS-Oberführer

(None)

Brigadier General

Generalmajor

SS-Brigadeführer

Brigadier General

Major General

Generalleutnant

SS-Gruppenführer

Major General

Lieutenant General

General der

SS-Obergruppenführer

Lieutenant General

 

Panzertruppen, etc

   

General

Generaloberst

SS-Oberstgruppenführer

General

General of the Army

Feldmarschall

Reichsführer-SS

Field Marshal

Footnotes

1 SS-Mann before 1942.

2 Not used before 1942.

3 Rank did not officially exist but has been seen in written records.

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