Acting (rank)


Acting (rank)

An Acting rank, is a military designation allowing an commissioned- or non-commissioned officer to assume a rank—usually higher and usually temporary—with the pay and allowances appropriate to that grade. As such, an officer may be ordered back to the previous grade. This situation may arise when a lower-ranking officer is called upon to replace a senior officer, or fill a position higher than the current rank held.

See also

*Brevet (rank)
*Frocking

External links

* [http://www.regiments.org/biography/ranks.htm Regiments.org Ranks]


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