Military Administration (Nazi Germany)

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Militärverwaltung
Military Administration
Reichsadler der Deutsches Reich (1933–1945).svg
Active 1935 – 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Adolf Hitler
Decorations See the full list
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Swastika

During World War II, Nazi Germany created military-led regimes in occupied territories which were known as a Military administration/ Military administration authority (de: Militärverwaltung). These differed from Reichskommissariate which were led by Nazi Party officials. A Military administration was normally led by a "military commander" (Militärbefehlshaber, official acronym MilBfh.).

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Officials of the Military administration, regardless serving in the Wehrmacht, war economy, military education facilities, or in the military-led regimes in occupied territories, etc., wore military rank insignias similar to these of the Wehrmacht, characterised by the main corps colour (de: Hauptfarbe) dark-green, and various secondary colours (de: Nebenfarben) as well.

The ranks and rank insignias of the Military administration were as follows.

Rank insignias of the German Heeresverwaltung HV[1]
General officer ranks (1 to 3) and Officer ranks (4 to 6)
Shoulder straps 1935 until 1945
HV (de: Heeresverwaltung) yellow metal emblem
  1. General-senior-staff intendant (de: Generaloberstabsintendant [equivalent OF8, three-star rank]); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with genera officer rank
  2. Ministerial director (Ministerialdirektor, equivalent to OF7, two-star rank); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with genera officer rank
  3. Corps´ intendant (Korpsintendant, equivalent to OF6, one-star rank); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with genera officer rank
  4. Senior-war court principal (Oberkriegsgerichtsrat, equivalent to OF5, colonel rank); corps colour "light blue" to officials of the military judicial system
  5. Senior intendancy principal (Oberintendanturrat, equivalent to OF4, lieutenant colonel rank); corps colour "carmine" to officials in staff appointments
  6. Remonte head official (Remontenamtsvorsteher, equivalent to OF3, major rank); corps colour "yellow" to remonte officials
  7. Staff pharmacist (Stabsapotheker, equivalent to OF2, captain rank); corps colour "light green" to army officials of pharmaceuticals
  8. Army judicial inspector (Heeresjustizinspektor, equivalent OF1a, 1st lieutenant rank); corps colour "light blue" to officials of the military judicial system
  9. Weapon master (Waffenmeister equivalent OF1b, 2nd lieutenant rank); corps colour "black" to army officials of technical appointment ranks
  10. Army weapon master (Heereswekmeister equivalent WO2, Oberfähnrich (NVA) rank); corps colour "black" to army officials in technical appointment rank
  11. Store master (Magazinmeister equivalent WO2, Fähnrich (NVA) rank); corps colour "black" to army officials in technical appointment rank

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  1. ^ On rank insignias of the German "Heeresverwaltung - HV" (en: Heere´s/Army administration) the metallic HV-letters (de: HV abbreviation to "Heeresverwaltung") were replaced by the reichsadler with swastika, to indicate the membership to the German Military administration authority (de: Militärverwaltung).