At the end of the Second World War, Alfred Müller managed to escape to the west at Frankfurt an dem Oder. Beceause of this he was not aware of his promotion to Oberst. According to the Stellenbesetzungsliste des OKW-PA, his promotion was dated on 15th May 1945 by General Wenck.
After the Second World War he went into the Bundeswehr on 1st February 1956. He retired on 31st March 1975 with the rank of Brigadegeneral. On 22nd February 1973 he received the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1st Class.
Leutnant: 20th April 1937 with entry date 1st April 1937 (RDA of 1st April 1937 (922)),
Oberleutnant: 31st August 1939 with entry date 1st September 1939 (RDA of 1st September 1939 (284)),
Hauptmann: 20th April 1942 with entry date 1st April 1942 (RDA of 1st April 1942 (601)),
Major: 26th December 1943 with entry date 1st December 1943 (RDA of 1st November 1943 (16)),
Oberstleutnant: 1st April1945,
Oberst: 15th May 1945 according to Stellenbesetzung OKW-PA,
Oberst (Bundeswehr): 20th July 1961
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr): 17th April 1969 with entry date 1st April 1969.
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