Charge(s) (German: Charge(n); literal: rank(s)) used to be the generic term to the military ranks above the rank group of enlisted personnel in German speaking armies. In the today's Austrian Bundesheer it is the designation to the rank group OR2 to OR4, which comprises the ranks Gefreiter, Korporal and Zugsführer.
In English speaking armed forces, however, charge characterizes a particular manoeuvre, where soldiers rush towards the enemy to engage in close combat.
|Designation||Ranks (de: Chargen)|
|Suit (de: Anzug) 75 / 03|
|Jacket gorget (Rockkragen)|
|Corps colour (Waffenfarbe)||Engineers||Skirmishing patrol, Army sports||NBC-Defence|
|Peaked cap (Tellerkappe)|
|Rank||Zugsführer (Zgf)||Korporal (Kpl)||Gefreiter (Gfr)|
|NATO equivalent||Master Corporal||Corporal||Private|
The sequence of rank groups (top-down approach) in the Austrian Bundesheer is as follows: