- For the use of this rank in other countries, see Lieutenant colonel.
(Heer / Luftwaffe)
|Rank insignia||German officer rank|
|Rank group||Commissioned officers|
|Army / Air Force||Oberstleutnant|
|Air force||Wing commander|
- See also
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.)
On the shoulder straps (Heer, Luftwaffe) there are two silver pips (stars) in silver oak leaves.