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Military Administration (Nazi Germany)

Militärverwaltung
(Military administration authority)
Active 1935–1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Adolf Hitler
Decorations See 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.).

Ranks

Officials of the Military administration, regardless serving in the Wehrmacht, war economy, military education facilities, or in the military-led regimes in occupied territories, e.t.c., 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

Locations

The various Military Administrations created by Germany were:

See also

References

  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).
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