Obersturmbannfuhrer

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Obersturmbannfuhrer was a rank in the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS), roughly equivalent to lieutenant colonel, or, in the German army rank structure, Oberstleutnant. The next more senior rank was Standartenfuhrer, while the next lower rank was Sturmbannfuhrer.

For SS military formations, it would be the rank of a battalion commander.