RANK COMPARISON CHART

The following chart shows the equivalents between
Waffen-SS, Wehrmacht, and U.S. Army ranks


OFFICER RANKS


WAFFEN SS WEHRMACHT US ARMY
Reichsführer-SS - -
- Generalfeldmarschall General of the Army
SS-Oberstgruppenführer Generaloberst General
SS-Obergruppenführer General der Infanterie, der Artillerie etc. Lieutenant General
SS-Gruppenführer Generalleutnant Major General
SS-Brigadeführer Generalmajor Brigadier General
SS-Oberführer - Colonel
SS-Standartenführer Oberst -
SS-Obersturmbannführer Oberstleutnant Lieutenant Colonel
SS-Sturmbannführer Major Major
SS-Hauptsturmführer Hauptmann Captain
SS-Obersturmführer Oberleutnant 1st Lieutenant
SS-Untersturmführer Leutnant 2d Lieutenant


Noncommissioned Ranks

WAFFEN SS WEHRMACHT US ARMY
SS-Sturmscharführer Stabsfeldwebel Sergeant Major
SS-Standarten-Oberjunker Oberfähnrich -
SS-Hauptscharführer Oberfeldwebel Master Sergeant
SS-Oberscharführer Feldwebel Technical Sergeant
SS-Standartenjunker Fähnrich -
SS-Scharführer Unterfeldwebel Staff Sergeant
SS-Unterscharführer Unteroffizier Sergeant


Enlisted Ranks

WAFFEN SS WEHRMACHT US ARMY
SS-Rottenführer Obergefreiter Corporal
SS-Sturmmann Gefreiter -
SS-Oberschütze Oberschütze Private 1st Class
SS-Schütze Schütze Private



Updated Feb 1, 2022


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