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A far cry from its fighting days of World War 2, the German Army nonetheless remains a power in Europe today.



German Army Ranks Ordered Lowest-to-Highest


Grade
Eqvl
Title
OR-1
Recruit
Soldat
OR-2
Private
Gefreiter
OR-3
Private 1st Class
Obergefreiter
OR-3
Private 1st Class
Hauptgefreiter
OR-4
Corporal
Stabsgefreiter
OR-4
Corporal
Oberstabsgefreiter
OR-5
Sergeant (Non-Com)
Unteroffizier
OR-5
Sergeant (Non-Com)
Stabsunteroffizier
OR-5
Sergeant (Officer)
Fahnenjunker
OR-6b
Staff Sergeant
Feldwebel
OR-6a
Staff Sergeant
Oberfeldwebel
OR-6
Staff Sergeant (Officer)
Fahnrich
OR-7
Sgt 1st Class / Mstr Sgt
Hauptfeldwebel
OR-7
Sgt 1st Class / Mstr Sgt (Officer)
Oberfahnrich
OR-8
Sgt 1st Class / Mstr Sergeant
Hauptfeldwebel
OR-8
Master Sergeant
Stabsfeldwebel
OR-9
Senior Master Sergeant
Oberstabsfeldwebel
OF-1b
2nd Lieutenant
Leutnant
OF-1a
1st Lieutenant
Oberleutnant
OF-2b
Captain
Hauptmann
OF-2a
Staff Captain
Stabshauptmann
OF-3
Major
Major
OF-4
Lieutenant Colonel
Oberstleutnant
OF-5
Colonel
Oberst
OF-6
Brigadier General
Brigadegeneral
OF-7
Major General
Generalmajor
OF-8
Lieutenant General
Generalleutnant
OF-9
General
General


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