Officer Ranks of the Army, SS and Luftwaffe

This resource page shows the officer ranks of the army, SS and the air force. The tables show the proper insignia that are worn on the collar, shoulder and sleeve (if need be).

Junior Grade Officer Field Grade Officer General Grade Officer
Das Heer (The Army)

From left to right: Leutnant, Oberleutnant & Hauptman

Das Heer (The Army)

From left to right: Major, Oberstleutnant & Oberst

Das Heer (The Army)

From left to right: Generalmajor, Generalleutnant, General des Infantrie*, Generaloberst & Generalfeldmarshall

*This rank has the General's branch of service included in his title, i.e., General des Gebirgsjäger, des Artillerie, des Pionere, etc.

Die SS (The SS)

From left to right: Untersturmführer, Obersturmführer & Hauptsturmführer

Die SS (The SS)

From left to right: Sturmbannführer, Obersturmbannführer, Standartenführer & Oberführer

Die SS (The SS)

From left to right: Brigadeführer, Gruppenführer, Obergruppenführer & Oberstgruppenführer

Die Luftwaffe (The Air Force)

From left to right: Leutnant, Oberleutnant & Hauptman

Die Luftwaffe (The Air Force)

From left to right: Major, Oberstleutnant & Oberst

Die Luftwaffe (The Air Force)

From left to right: Generalmajor, Generalleutnant, General des Fliegers*, Generaloberst, Generalfeldmarshall & Reichmarshall

*This rank has the General's branch of service included in his title, i.e., General des Fliegers, des Artillerie, des Jägers, etc.

Junior Grade Officer Field Grade Officer General Grade Officer