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The SS (Schutzstaffel):
Ranks and Equivalents


The SS: Table of Contents | Background & Overview | Waffen-SS


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SS Ranks
Western Equivalents
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
Second Lieutenant
Master Sergeant
Hauptscharführer
Technical Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Rottenführer
Private First Class
Sturmann
Private
SS­Mann
No Equivalent

Sources: The Avalon Project

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