Ranks and insignia of the Sturmabteilung

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This table contains the final ranks and insignia of the Sturmabteilung (short SA), which were in use from 1942-1945 in comparison to the German Wehrmacht Heer.

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rank
Rank insignia Designation
German / (English)
Equivalent to the Wehrmacht/ Heer
(English)
Collar badge Shoulder strap
OF-10
SA-Stabschef.jpg
Oberster Führer der SA
(Supreme leader of the SA)
Generalfeldmarschall
Rank insignia of Generalfeldmarschall of the Wehrmacht.svg
OF-9 no equivalent Generaloberst
(Colonel general)
Rank insignia of Generaloberst of the Wehrmacht.svg
OF-8
SAOGruf.jpg
SA-Obergruppenführer
(SA-Senior group leader)
General der Waffengattung
(General of the branch)
Rank insignia of General of the Wehrmacht.svg
OF-7
SAGruf.jpg
SA-Gruppenführer
(SA-Group leader)
Generalleutnant
(Lieutenant general)
Rank insignia of Generalleutnant of the Wehrmacht.svg
OF-6
SABrigf.jpg
SA-Brigadeführer
(SA-Brigadier leader)
Generalmajor
(Major general)
Rank insignia of Generalmajor of the Wehrmacht.svg
OF-5
SAOf.jpg
SA-Oberführer
(SA-Senior leader)
Heer - decal for helmet 1942.svg No equivalent.
SA-Standartenführer
(SA-Standard leader (regiment sized unit))
Oberst
(Colonel)
Oberst Epaulette.jpg
OF-4 SA-Obersturmbannführer
(SA-Senior storm unit leader (battalion sized unit))
Oberstleutnant
(Lieutenant colonel)
Oberstleutnant Epaulette.jpg
OF-3 SA-Sturmbannführer
(SA-Storm unit leader)
Major
(Major)
Major Epaulette.jpg
OF-2 SA-Hauptsturmführer
(SA-Chief storm leader (company sized sub unit))
Hauptmann/Rittmeister
(Captain (OF-2))
Hauptmann Epaulette.jpg
OF-1a SA-Obersturmführer
(SA-Senior storm leader)
Oberleutnant
(First lieutenant)
Oberleutnant Epaulette.jpg
OF-1b SA-Sturmführer
(SA-Storm leader)
Leutnant
(Second lieutenant)
Leutnant Epaulette.jpg
OR-8 SA-Hauptruppführer
(SA-Chief troop leader (platoon sized unit))
Stabsfeldwebel
StabsFWEpaulette.jpg
OR-7 SA-Obertruppführer
(SA-Senior troop leader (platoon sized unit))
Oberfeldwebel
(Oberfähnrich OA/ Offiziersanwärter)
Luftwaffe epaulette Oberfeldwebel.svg
OR-6 SA-Truppführer
(SA-Troop leader (platoon sized unit))
Feldwebel
(Fähnrich OA/ Offiziersanwärter)
FeldwebelEpaulette.jpg
OR-5 SA-Oberscharführer
(SA-Senior squad leader)
Unterfeldwebel
Luftwaffe epaulette Unterfeldwebel.svg
OR-4 SA-Scharführer
(SA-Squad leader))
Unteroffizier
(Fahnenjunker / Offiziersanwärter)
UnteroffEpaulette.jpg
OR-3 no equivalent Stabsgefreiter (OR-3) Mannschaft Epaulette 1938.jpg
Rank insignia of Stabsgefreiter of the Wehrmacht.svg
SA-Rottenführer
(SA-Team leader (Fire team sized unit))
Obergefreiter Mannschaft Epaulette 1938.jpg

Rank insignia of Obergefreiter (over 6 years of service) of the Wehrmacht.svg Rank insignia of Obergefreiter (under 6 years of service) of the Wehrmacht.svg

OR-2 SA-Sturmmann
(SA-Storm man/Storm trooper)
Gefreiter Mannschaft Epaulette 1938.jpg
Rank insignia of Gefreiter of the Wehrmacht.svg
OR-1 No equivalent Ober… e.g. Oberschütze, Obergrenadier, Oberfunker, Oberkanonier, … etc. Mannschaft Epaulette 1938.jpg
Rank insignia of Oberschütze of the Wehrmacht.svg
SA-Mann
(SA-Man/SA-Trooper)
Soldat, Schütze, Grenadier, Funker, Kanonier, … etc.
Mannschaft Epaulette 1938.jpg
Volunteer (SA-Anwärter (en: SA-Aspirant/Candidate)) to the service of the Sturmabteilung (SA) Conscript or military volunteer who enlists and may become an NCO or Officer of the Wehrmacht
Remarks

R i g h t collar patch contains the number and type of unit (ascending up to “Obersturmbannführer” (OF4) in SA and SS, and “Oberstaffelfuehrer” (OF4) in NSMC): … L e f t collar patch contain the rank insignias (from ascending “Standartenfuehrer” (OF5) both sides).

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