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SS Ranks and Equivalents

SS Ranks Western Equivalents
Oberstgruppenfuehrer General
Obergruppenfuehrer Lieutenant General
Gruppenfuehrer Major General
Brigadefuehrer Brigadier General
Oberfuehrer No Equivalent
Standartenfuehrer Colonel
Obersturmbannfuehrer Lieutenant Colonel
Sturmbannfuehrer Major
Hauptsturmfuehrer Captain
Obersturmfuehrer First Lieutenant
Untersturmfuehrer Second Lieutenant
Strumscharfuehrer Master Sergeant
Hauptscharfuehrer Technical Sergeant
Oberscharfuehrer Staff Sergeant
Scharfuehrer Sergeant
Unterscharfuehrer Corporal
Rottenfuehrer Private First Class
Sturmann Private
SS-Mann No Equivalent

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