World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Army ranks and insignia of the Austro-Hungarian Army

Article Id: WHEBN0017718113
Reproduction Date:

Title: Army ranks and insignia of the Austro-Hungarian Army  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Austro-Hungarian Army, Military ranks of Hungary, Arthur Arz von Straußenburg
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Army ranks and insignia of the Austro-Hungarian Army

Rank insignias as worn by the Austro-Hungarian Army after the reorganisation in 1867 until 1918

Ranks

Ranks within the Austro-Hungarian Army
German Hungarian US equivalents
Troops
Soldat / Jäger / Schütze / Kanonier Honvéd Private /Rifleman / Gunner / Lancer / et cetera.
Gefreiter Őrvezető Private First Class / Lance corporal
Patrouilleführer Rifles/Landwehr/ Cavalry Private First Class / Lance corporal
Vormeister Artillery Private First Class / Lance corporal
Non Commissioned Officers
Korporal Tizedes Corporal
Geschütz-Vormeister Artillery Corporal
Zugsführer Szakaszvezető Sergeant / Lance sergeant
Feldwebel Őrmester Master Sergeant / Sergeant
Wachtmeister Cavalry Master Sergeant / Sergeant
Feuerwerker Artillery Master Sergeant / Sergeant
Stabs-Feldwebel (since 1913) Törzsőrmester Sergeant Major
Offiziersstellvertreter (since 1915) Tiszthelyettes Warrant Officer
Officer Aspirants
Kadett-Offiziersstellvertreter (until 1908) Hadapród-Tiszthelyettes Officer Cadet
Kadett (since 1908) Hadapród Cadet
Fähnrich (since 1908) Zászlós Ensign
Officers
Leutnant Hadnagy Second Lieutenant
Oberleutnant Főhadnagy First Lieutenant
Hauptmann (Rittmeister in the cavalry) Százados Captain
Major Őrnagy Major
Oberstleutnant Alezredes Lieutenant-Colonel
Oberst Ezredes Colonel
Generalmajor Vezérőrnagy Major-General
Feldmarschalleutnant Altábornagy Lieutenant-General
General der Infanterie Gyalogsági Tábornok General of the Infantry
General der Kavallerie Lovassági Tábornok General of the Cavalry
Feldzeugmeister Táborszernagy General of the Artillery
Generaloberst (since 1915) Vezérezredes Colonel-General
Feldmarschall Tábornagy Field-Marshal (General of the Army)

Note

The ranks displayed after the "/" are the Hungarian equivalents of the Austrian ranks, since they were used in this format in the Royal Hungarian Landwehr.

Ranks and rank insignias of the Austro-Hungarian Army

The different colors of the rank patches and buttons on the tunic are the marks for identifying the infantry regiments (except Generals)
Infantry Cavalry Artillery Rifles Rank insignias Rank insignias mountain rifles
Troops
Infanterist /
Honvéd (hung.)
(Private)
Dragoner
Husar
Ulan
Kanonier Jäger
Gefreiter /
Őrvezető (hung.)
(Private 1st Class)
Gefreiter Vormeister
Főtűzer
Patrouillenführer
Járőrvezető
(NCO's)
Korporal /
Tizedes (hung)
kapral (polish)
(Corporal)
Korporal Geschütz-Vormeister Unterjäger
Zugsführer /
Szakaszvezető (hung.)
(Sergeant)
Zugsführer Zugsführer Zugsführer
Feldwebel /
Őrmester (hung.)
(Master-Sergeant)
Wachtmeister Feuerwerker Oberjäger
Kadett-Feldwebel / Kadétőrmester
Hadapród)
(Cadet-Sergeant, since 1908 Cadet)
Kadett-Wachtmeister
(Kadett)
Kadett-Feuerwerker
(Kadett)
Kadett-Oberjäger
(Kadett)
Stabs-Feldwebel /
Törzsőrmester
(Sergeant-Major since 1913 - insignias until 1914)
Stabs-Wachtmeister Stabs-Feuerwerker Stabs-Oberjäger
Stabs-Feldwebel /
Törzsőrmester
(Sergeant-Major, insignias after 1914)
Stabs-Wachtmeister Stabs-Feuerwerker Stabs-Oberjäger
Offiziersstellvertreter (seit dem 6. Juni 1915) /
Tiszthelyettes
(Warrant-Officer)
Offiziersstellvertreter Offiziersstellvertreter Offiziersstellvertreter
Officers-Candidates
Kadett-Offiziersstellvertreter
Hadapród-Tiszthelyettes
(Cadet-Warrant-Officer) (until 1908)
Kadett-Offiziersstellvertreter Kadett-Offiziersstellvertreter Kadett-Offiziersstellvertreter
Fähnrich (ab 1908) /
Zászlós
(Officers-Candidate) (since 1908 - replaced the CWO)
Fähnrich Fähnrich Fähnrich
Low Grade Officers
Leutnant /
Hadnagy
(Lieutenant)
Leutnant Leutnant Leutnant
Oberleutnant /
Főhadnagy
(1st Lieutenant)
Oberleutnant Oberleutnant Oberleutnant
Captains
Hauptmann /
Százados
(Captain)
Rittmeister Hauptmann Hauptmann
Staff-Officers
Major /
Őrnagy
Major Major Major
Oberstleutnant /
Alezredes
(Lieutenant-Colonel)
Oberstleutnant Oberstleutnant Oberstleutnant
Oberst /
Ezredes
(Colonel)
Oberst Oberst Oberst
Generals
Generalmajor /
Vezérőrnagy
(Major-General equiv. to Brigadier-General)
Feldmarschalleutnant /
Altábornagy
(Lieutenant-Field-Marshal equiv. to Major-General)
General der Infanterie
Gyalogsági tábornok
(General of the Infantry)
General der Kavallerie
Lovassági tábornok
(General of the Cavalry)
Feldzeugmeister /
Táborszernagy
(General of the Artillery)
Generaloberst /
Vezérezredes
(Colonel-General) (since 1915)
Feldmarschall /
Tábornagy
(Field-Marshal)

Note

The embroideries of the collars of the ranks Major to Colonel were always in the same color as the tunic buttons (silver/gold). The rank stars were converse (silver embroidery - golden star(s))
The ranks Lieutenant to Captain had stars in the same color as the tunic buttons.

Examples

See also

Military ranks of Austria

Military ranks of Hungary

Sources

  • Schriften des Heeresgeschichtlifhen Museums in Wien Das k.u.k. Heer im Jahre 1895 Edition Leopold Stocker Graz

1997 ISBN 3-7020-0783-0

  • Rest,Ortner,Illming Des Kaisers Rock im 1. Weltkrieg Edition Militaria Vienna 2002 ISBN 3-9501642-0-0
de:Rangabzeichen der österreichisch-ungarischen Streitkräfte
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.