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TABLE OF COMMISSIONED RANKS IN THE GERMAN ARMY, NAVY, AND SS WITH THEIR EQUIVALENTS IN THE AMERICAN MILITARY FORCES

  Germany United States
Army Navy SS Army Navy
Leutnant Leutnant zur See Untersturmfuehrer 2nd Lieutenant Ensign
Oberleutnant Oberleutnant zur See Obersturmfuehrer 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant (j.g.)
Hauptmann Kapitaenleutnant Hauptsturmfuehrer Captain Lieutenant
Major Korvettenkapitaen Sturmbannfuehrer Major Lieut. Commander
Oberstleutnant Fregattenkapitaen Obersturmbannfuehrer Lieut. Colonel Commander
Oberst Kapitain zur See Standartenfuehrer Oberfuehrer Colonel Captain
Generalmajor Konteradmiral Brigadefuehrer Brig. General Commodore
Generalleutnant Vizeadmiral Gruppenfuehrer Major General Rear Admiral
General der Infanterier, Artillerie, etc. Admiral Obergruppenfuehrer Lieut. General Vice Admiral
Generaloberst Generaladmiral Oberstgruppenfuehrer General Admiral
Generalfeldmarschal Grossadmiral Reichsfuehrer General of the Army Admiral of the Fleet