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Ranks of the Austrian Bundesheer

The Austrian Bundesheer of the Second Republic has 21 military ranks. The descriptions military units/ collar patches are in line with the actual corps colours (de: Waffenfarbe), to be worn in the Bundesheer.

See also

Contents

  • Military ranks 1
    • Generals 1.1
    • Officers 1.2
    • Non-commissioned officers 1.3
    • Recruits and ranks 1.4
    • Special case military gymnasium 1.5
  • Possible appointments in correlation to rank or grade 2
    • Additions 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Military ranks

Generals

Rank group Generals
Suit 75/03
Jacket gorget
Flat cap
Rank General* (Gen) Generalleutnant (GenLt) Generalmajor (GenMjr) Brigadier (Bgdr)
NATO equivalent General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general
rank OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6
*The federal-eagle on the flat cap is underlaied in red colour .

Officers

Rank group Officers
Suit 75/03
Jacket gorget
Corps colour Military medicine Support
service
Advanced Technical
service
Jäger
Military police
Armour
Panzergrenadiers
Theresianische
Militärakademie
Veterinarian service mil-spezialized service
Flat cap
Rank Oberst (Obst) Oberstleutnant (Obstlt) Major (Mjr) Hauptmann (Hptm) Oberleutnant (Olt) Leutnant (Lt) Fähnrich (Austria) (Fhr)
NATO equivalent Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Ensign
rank OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 a b c
OF-1

Non-commissioned officers

Rank group Staff NCOs (de: Stabsunteroffiziere) NCOs (de: Unteroffiziere)
Field uniform
Jacket gorget
Corps colour Communications Artillery, Air defence Guard Reconnaissance Medical service Aviator
 
Flat cap
Rank Vizeleutnant (Vzlt) Offiziersstellvertreter (OStv) Oberstabswachtmeister (OStWm) Stabswachtmeister (StWm) Oberwachtmeister (OWm) Wachtmeister (Wm)
NATO equivalent Vice lieutenant Officer deputy Sergeant 1st Class Staff Sergeant Senior master-sentinel; Senior watch-master Master-sentinel; Watch-master
rank a b OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5
OR-9

Recruits and ranks

Rank group Charges (de: Chargen) Recruits (de: Rekruten)
Anzug 75 / 03
Jacket gorget
Corps colour Engineers Skirmishing patrol, Army sports NBC-Defence Jäger, Military police
Peaked cap
Rank Zugsführer (Zgf) Korporal (Kpl) Gefreiter (Gfr) Rekrut (Rek)
NATO equivalent Master Corporal Corporal Private Recruit
rank OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Special case military gymnasium

Pupils (de: Zöglinge) of the Military gymnasium wear black shoulder rank insignias on their dress uniform. On the duty suits black mounting loops have to be worn. However, the particular insignia has to be in line with actual school level. The appropriate school year is symbolised by a small golden strip.

Possible appointments in correlation to rank or grade

Rank group Military rank Possible appointments/ assignments
Military staff (without any rank or grade) Rekrut
(Wehrmann until 1998)[1]
Generic infantrist
Charges Gefreiter Generic infantrist
Korporal Squad leader dep.
Zugsführer Squad leader dep.
Unteroffiziere Wachtmeister Squad leader
Oberwachtmeister Squad leader
Stabsunteroffiziere Stabswachtmeister
  • Leader of a squad (on technical corps)
  • Platoon leader
  • Clerk in a staff
Oberstabswachtmeister
  • Leader of a squad (on technical corps)
  • Platoon leader
  • Clerk in a staff
Offiziersstellvertreter
  • Platoon leader
  • Clerk in a staff
Vizeleutnant
  • Platoon leader
  • Clerk in a staff
Officers Fähnrich Military university graduate and Officer Aspirant (OA)
Leutnant Platoon leader
Oberleutnant Company commander (CO CDR) dep.
Hauptmann CO CDR
Major
  • Battalion commander (BN CDR)
  • CDR of a (headquarters-)company
Oberstleutnant
  • BN CDR
  • CDR of a (headquarters-)company on technical corps or a school
  • Appointment to a staff or to the (federal) Ministry Of Defence (MOD) and Sports Austria
Oberst
  • CDR of a brigade (BDE)
  • CDR of a regiment (REGT)
  • Appointment to a staff and to MOD and Sports Austria
  • Defence attaché
General officers Brigadier
  • Head of a grout on central point in MOD and Sports Austria
  • CDR of the Command Support Center
  • Head of the Office for Armament and Procurement
  • Head of the Office for Armament and Military Technology
  • Head of the Military Real Estate Management Center
  • CDR of the Heeres–Unterofficers–Academy
  • Division Chief on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Chairman of the Disciplinary Commission to Soldiers
  • CDR of the Military Medical Center
  • CDR of the Heeres-Hospital
  • CDR of the Air Surveillance Command
  • Military CDR
  • CDR BDE
  • CDR of a Heeres-Branch-School
  • CDR of an Air Force School and Air Defence School
  • CDR of an ABC-Defence School
  • CDR of a Heeres-Logistics School
  • CDR of a (military) Medical School
  • Head of the (military) Counter-espionage Office
  • Deputy (DEP) Director Security Policy on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • DEP CDR of the (Austrian) Defence College
  • DEP CDR of the Theresianic Defence College
  • DEP CDR of the Command and Control Support Center
  • DEP CDR of the Comabt Service Support Command
  • DEP Chief of the Office of Armament and Military Technology
  • DEP Chief of the Military Real Estate Management Center
  • DEP Chief of the Heeres-Intelligence-Office
  • DEP Chief of the (military) Counter-espionage Office
  • Division Chief "weapon systems and ammunition", "vehicles, device, and personal equipment", and "aircraft".
  • Division Chief "purchase"and "IT- and communications technology systems" of the institute of military geography, as well as branch Chief management "IT- and communications technology systems" of the Command Support Center.
  • Chief of the Air Force Material Staff
  • Chief ot the institute to the (Austrian) Defence Academy
  • Defence attaché
Generalmajor
(formerly Divisionär)
  • Adjutant of the Federal Presidente
  • Chief of Staff (COS) MOD and Sports Austria
  • Chief of the Planning Staff on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Chief Armed Forces Staff on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Chief of Armament Staff on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Commanding general Air Force
  • Commanding general International Commitments
  • CDR of the Theresianic Defence College
  • CDR of the Combat Service Support Command
  • DEP CDR of the Task Force Command
  • COS Armed Forces Control Command
  • Chief of the Heeres-Intelligence Office
  • DEP Chief of a Division on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
Generalleutnant
(formerly Korpskommandant)
  • DEP Chief of the General Staff on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Chiefs of Division on central point of MOD and Sports Austria
  • Commanding general of the Armed Forces
  • CDR of the (Austrian) Defence College
General
  • Chief of the General Staff of the Austrian Bundesheer on central point of MOD and Sports Austria

Additions

To the rank or grade might be (among others) added addendums as follows.

Abbreviation Long version
A Arzt (en: physician)
aD außer Dienst (off duty)
dG des Generalstabsdienstes (of the general staff service)
dhmfD des höheren militärfachlichen Dienstes (of the higher military specialised service)
dhmtD des höheren militärtechnischen Dienstes (of the higher military technical service)
dIntD des Intendanzdienstes (of the commissariat service)
dM der Miliz (of the militia)
dRes der Reserve (of the reserve)
iR in Ruhe (retired)

e.g.: MjrA (major physician), Lt aD (lieutenant off duty), ObstdG (colonel of the general staff service), HptmdhmtD (captain of the higher military technical service), ObstltdIntD (lieutenant colonel of the commissariat service), Olt dRes (first lieutenant of the reserve), Bgdr iR (general brigadier retired).

References

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External links

  • Bundesheer ranks (in German)
  • AusFileung und Beförderung der Offiziere (Milizstand)
  • AusFileung und Beförderung der Unteroffiziere (Milizstand)
  • Die Dienstgrade im internationalen Vergleich (NATO rank class system) (Internet page of "MOD Austria", engl.)
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