Joint Medical Service (Germany)

Last updated on 18 October 2017

The Medical Corps (German: Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr) is a part of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany and serves all three armed services (Army, Navy and Air Force). However, members of the central medical corps remain members of their respective military branches. Only a few specialized medical units such as the medical care for divers and aircraft crews are not incorporated in the Medical Corps.

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Bundeswehr Logo Sanitaetsdienst with lettering.svg
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Medic during NATO Implementation Force (IFOR) in Croatia 1995
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Field hospital Exercise
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Vehicle of the Sanitätsdienst during KFOR

Structure

Ranks of the Bundeswehr Medical Corps

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Army/Airforce:
Generaloberstabsarzt
(GenOStArzt)
rank insignia
Navy:
Admiraloberstabsarzt
(AdmOStArzt)
rank insignia

Army and Airforce

Human Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Veterinary Army and Airforce Foreign equivalents
Stabsarzt Stabsarzt Stabsapotheker Stabsveterinär Hauptmann Captain
Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsapotheker Oberstabsveterinär Major Major
Oberfeldarzt Oberfeldarzt Oberfeldapotheker Oberfeldveterinär Oberstleutnant Lieutenant Colonel
Oberstarzt Oberstarzt Oberstapotheker Oberstveterinär Oberst Colonel
Generalarzt Generalarzt Generalapotheker Brigadegeneral Brigadier General
Generalstabsarzt Generalmajor Major General
Generaloberstabsarzt Generalleutnant Lieutenant General

Navy

Human Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Navy Foreign equivalents
Stabsarzt Stabsarzt Stabsapotheker Kapitänleutnant Lieutenant
Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsapotheker Korvettenkapitän Lieutenant Commander
Flottillenarzt Flottillenarzt Flottillenapotheker Fregattenkapitän Commander
Flottenarzt Flottenarzt Flottenapotheker Kapitän zur See Captain
Admiralarzt Admiralarzt Admiralapotheker Flottillenadmiral Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Admiralstabsarzt Konteradmiral Rear Admiral (Upper Half)
Admiraloberstabsarzt Vizeadmiral Vice Admiral

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