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Oberstleutnant

Oberstleutnant ( [oːbɐstlɔʏtnant]) is a German Army and German Air Force rank equal to lieutenant colonel, above Major, and below Oberst.

See also

⇒ Artikle: Ranks of the German Bundeswehr
⇒ Artikle: Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr

There are two paygrade associated to the rank of Oberstleutnant. Paygrade A14 is the standard level paygrade whereas A15 is assigned to senior Oberstleutnant personnel.

Oberstleutnant of the General Staff or Reserve have the words "im Generalstabsdienst" (i.G.), "der Reserve" (d.R.) after their rank—thus: "OTL i.G.", "OTL d.R."

Oberstleutnant who are definitely retired are described as "außer Dienst" (a.D.)

During World War II, the SS maintained an equivalent rank known as Obersturmbannführer.

Rank insignia

On the shoulder straps (Heer, Luftwaffe) there are two silver pips (stars) in silver oak leaves.

References

Oberstleutnant Wikipedia


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