field grade
noun Date: 1944 the rank of a field officer

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  • field grade — field′ grade n. mil military rank applying to mid level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels Compare company grade …   From formal English to slang

  • field grade — noun Each of the commissions which rank a (para)military officer below the (highest) class of general officers, but above other commissioned officers and NCOs In various armies major is the lowest field grade, full colonel the highest field grade …   Wiktionary

  • field grade — noun : the grade of a field officer * * * military rank applying to mid level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels. Cf. company grade. [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • field grade — military rank applying to mid level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels. Cf. company grade. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • field-grade officer — noun an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel • Syn: ↑field officer, ↑FO • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • field-grade rank — n. the rank attained by a military field officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • field-gradeofficer — field grade officer (fēldʹgrād ) n. Abbr. FO A military officer, such as a major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel, ranking above a captain and below a brigadier general. Also called field officer. * * * …   Universalium

  • field officer — field′ of ficer n. mil an officer holding a field grade • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Field officer — A field officer or field grade officer is an Army, Marine, or air force commissioned officer senior in rank to a company officer but junior to a general officer; in the U.S. Navy, it is an officer who is a Lieutenant Commander, Commander, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Field training exercise — A Field training exercise, generally shortened to the acronym FTX , describes a highly coordinated and well planned exercise conducted by military units for training purposes.FTX s in Active DutyField training exercises are usually practice mini… …   Wikipedia

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