Oberscharführer - Platoon Leader
Oberscharführer was a paramilitary rank that existed between 1932 and 1945. Translated as “senior squad leader”, Oberscharführer was first used as a rank of the Sturmabteilung (SA) and was created due to an expansion of the enlisted positions required by growing SA membership in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The SA rank of Oberscharführer was senior to Scharführer and junior to the rank of Truppführer. After 1938, when the SS adopted field grey uniforms as the standard duty attire, SS-Oberscharführer displayed the shoulder insignia of a Wehrmacht Feldwebel. The rank of SS-Oberscharführer was junior to SS-Hauptscharführer.
|Senior in rank to - Scharführer
Junior in rank to -Hauptscharführer