Military Administration (Nazi Germany)
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During World War II, Nazi Germany created military-led regimes in occupied territories which were known as a Military administration or Military administration authority (German: 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.).
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.
- General-senior-staff intendant (de: Generaloberstabsintendant [equivalent OF8, three-star rank]); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with general officer rank
- Ministerial director (Ministerialdirektor, equivalent to OF7, two-star rank); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with general officer rank
- Corps´ intendant (Korpsintendant, equivalent to OF6, one-star rank); corps colour "deep red" to army officials with general officer rank
- Senior-war court principal (Oberkriegsgerichtsrat, equivalent to OF5, colonel rank); corps colour "light blue" to officials of the military judicial system
- Senior intendancy principal (Oberintendanturrat, equivalent to OF4, lieutenant colonel rank); corps colour "carmine" to officials in staff appointments
- Remonte head official (Remontenamtsvorsteher, equivalent to OF3, major rank); corps colour "yellow" to remonte officials
- Staff pharmacist (Stabsapotheker, equivalent to OF2, captain rank); corps colour "light green" to army officials of pharmaceuticals
- Army judicial inspector (Heeresjustizinspektor, equivalent OF1a, 1st lieutenant rank); corps colour "light blue" to officials of the military judicial system
- Weapon master (Waffenmeister equivalent OF1b, 2nd lieutenant rank); corps colour "black" to army officials of technical appointment ranks
- Army weapon master (Heereswekmeister equivalent WO2, Oberfähnrich (NVA) rank); corps colour "black" to army officials in technical appointment rank
- Store master (Magazinmeister equivalent WO2, Fähnrich (NVA) rank); corps colour "black" to army officials in technical appointment rank
- Military Administration in Belgium and Northern France (in German: «Militärverwaltung in Belgien und Nordfrankreich»)
- Military Administration in France (in German: «Militärverwaltung in Frankreich»)
- Military Administration in Greece (in German: «Militärverwaltung in Griechenland»)
- Military Administration of Luxembourg (in German: «Militärverwaltung Luxemburg»)
- Military Administration in Serbia (in German: «Militärverwaltung in Serbien»)
- Military Administration in the Soviet Union (in German: «Militärverwaltung in der Sowjetunion»), divided into Operational zones («Operationszone Ost») directly behind the front, and Army Rear Areas («Rückwärtige Heeresgebieten») further away.
- Military Administration in Poland (in German: «Militärverwaltung in Polen»), later divided into territories which were directly annexed into Germany, and the General Government («Generalgouvernement»).
- 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).