Is Bundeswehr a military?

The Bundeswehr is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part, the military part consisting of the German Army, the German Navy, the German Air Force, the Joint Support Service, the Joint Medical Service, and the Cyber and Information Domain Service.

What rank is Kapitanleutnant?

Kapitänleutnant, short: KptLt/in lists: KL, is an officer grade of the captains’ military hierarchy group of the German Bundeswehr. The rank is rated OF-2 in NATO, and equivalent to Hauptmann in the Heer and Luftwaffe.

What is meant by Bundeswehr?

noun. the armed forces of Germany.

What is the highest German rank?

General (German pronunciation: [ɡenəˈʁaːl]) is the highest rank of the German Army and German Air Force. As a four-star rank it is the equivalent to the rank of admiral in the German Navy….General (Germany)

General General
Equivalent ranks Admiral

Can I join the Bundeswehr?

In order to perform voluntary military service, you must be at least 17 years old, have completed compulsory full-time education and have German citizenship. Applicants must also be willing to participate in operations abroad after completion of training.

What was Rommel’s rank?


Erwin Rommel
Service/branch Imperial German Army Reichsheer German Army
Years of service 1911–1944
Rank Generalfeldmarschall
Commands held 7th Panzer Division Afrika Korps Panzer Army Africa Army Group Africa Army Group B

What rank was Himmler?

Fahnenjunker Reichsführer-SS

Heinrich Himmler
Allegiance German Empire Nazi Germany
Branch/service Bavarian Army Schutzstaffel
Years of service 1917–1918 (Army) 1925–1945 (SS)
Rank Fahnenjunker Reichsführer-SS

What are the ranks in the Bundeswehr?

A hierarchical structure: the Bundeswehr ranks indicate the position of military personnel within the organisation, which armed service or organisational element they belong to and in some cases even their job. The Bundeswehr ranks are divided into three career groups. They are the foundation of the Bundeswehr and perform a wide variety of tasks.

How do we show the ranks of U-boat officers?

We show the ranks here in the same progression as U-boat officers usually were promoted. Every rank has its own page where some examples are given as well as assistance in identifying ranks of U-boat-officers as seen in photos. (The drawings to the left of each rank show on the top the shoulder-strap and below it the stripes on the sleeves.)

What is the highest rank in the German Army?

The salary of this rank depends on the respective function (A 14 or A 15 in the German salary scheme). Oberst (colonel) is the highest field grade rank (promotion requires a minimum of 17 years of officer’s service, i.e. 20 years of service overall). Officers in General Staff Service

What are the ranks in the Luftwaffe?

Operational ranks Heer, Luftwaffe NATO Rank insignia Rank insignia Rank insignia (shoulder and sleeve) (shoulder and sleeve) Unteroffizier (Sergeant) OR-5 Stabsunteroffizier (Sergeant) OR-5