Kombrig

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Kombrig
in the Soviet Army
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Rank insignia Armed Forces of the Soviet Union
Introduction 1935 to the Soviet Army
Rank group Commanding officers
Army / Air Force Kombrig
Navy Kapitan 1st rank
NATO
equivalent
OF-6
Kombrig collar patch

Kombrig is the abbreviation to Commanding officer of the brigade (Russian: Комбриг / Командир бригадой; literal: Commander of the brigade / Brigade commander), and was a military rank in the Soviet Armed Forces of the USSR from 1935 to 1940. It was also the designation to military personnel appointed to command a brigade sized formation (X).

Until 1940 it was the fourth highest military rank of the Red Army, and might have been rated OF-6[1] in NATO (One-star rank). It was equivalent to Brigade comissar (ru: Дивизионный комиссар) of the political staff in all military branches, Kapitan 1st rank (ru: Капита́н 1-го ранга) in the Soviet navy, or to Major of state security (ru: Майор государственной безопасности). With the reintroduction of regular general ranks, the designation Kombrig was abolished, and replaced by Major general (OF-6).

History[edit]

This particular rank was introduced by disposal of the Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union and the Council of People's Commissars, from September 22, 1935.[2] The new rank structure was as follows:

sequence of ranks
lower rank:
Polkovnik
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Kombrig

higher rank:
Komdiv
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Major general
(ru:Генерал-мaйор)

higher rank:
Lieutenant general

(ru:Генерал-лейтенант)

Rank insignia[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources / references[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.
  1. ^ The abbreviation "OF" stands for de: "Offizier / en: officer / fr: officier / ru: офицер"
  2. ^ Decree of the Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union and the Council of People's Commissars, from September 22, 1935, on introduction of individual military rank designation to commanding personnel of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army.