SS Ranks and Equivalents


 

SS Ranks

Western Equivalents

Reichsführer

Commanding General

Oberstgruppenführer

General

Obergruppenführer

Lieutenant General

Gruppenführer

Major General

Brigadeführer

Brigadier General

Oberführer

No Equivalent

Standartenführer

Colonel

Obersturmbannführer

Lieutenant Colonel

Sturmbannführer

Major

Hauptsturmführer

Captain

Obersturmführer

First Lieutenant

Untersturmführer

Second Lieutenant

Strumscharführer

Master Sergeant

Hauptscharführer

Technical Sergeant

Oberscharführer

Staff Sergeant

Scharführer

Sergeant

Unterscharführer

Corporal

Rottenführer

Private First Class

Sturmann

Private

SS­Mann

No Equivalent

 


Source: The Avalon Project