Plural: Führer

commander; leader

For units at the company level and lower, Führer was used to describe the commander of the unit. This was done by prefixing the word with the unit type, for example:

  • Kompanieführer (company commander)
  • Zugführer (platoon commander)
  • Gruppeführer (section commander)

The word was also used with the word Gruppe to descibe the command section of a unit.

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