German military and navy structures restrictions outlined in the Treaty of Versailles

Following the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, firm restrictions were placed on the German military, most notably, the entire army was restricted to just 100,000 men, while the navy was reduced to just 15,000 men. In addition to this, the number of officers for both branches of the German military had strict limitations placed on it, while the number of divisions and administrative headquarters were also restricted. Article 160 of the treaty even specified the total number of government positions in the German Ministry of War.

Restrictions regarding German military and naval leadership and structure as specified in the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919

Maximum number allowed
Total military personnel (in thousands)100
Officers and their staff (in thousands)4
Total naval personnel (in thousands)15
Naval officers and warrant officers (in thousands)1.5
Government positions in Ministries of War (in hundreds)3
Infantry divisions7
Cavalry divisions3
Army Corps Headquarters2
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

June 28, 1919

Supplementary notes

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