An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.
A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
The lowest rank for an officer. The 2nd lieutenant has usually minimal time in the Army and has no experience to speak of. Despite this, Lieutenants command a platoon of about 20 or so enlisted men, with the assistance of a Platoon Sergeant. Ironically, the Platoon Sergeant usually 10 or more years experience in the Army, has a war or two under his belt, and been to far more training schools than the 2nd Lt. will have gone to.
(Lt) In the army, a commissioned officer below a Captain; in the navy, a commissioned officer below a Commander
A commissioned rank. In the Navy, the term "First Lieutenant", "Second Lieutenant", etc, refer to their position aboard ship, and is not an official rank. However, these positions were assigned on the basis of seniority; the highest ranking lieutenant became the First Lieutenant, etc.
The rank of lieutenant was the most junior of the commissioned ranks in the eighteenth century Royal Navy coming below a commander. Theoretically, the award of a commission by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty signified a promotion based on proven performance and experience at sea. In reality, having influence or knowing the right people advanced a man's chances considerably. Lieutenants supervised various aspects of the running of a ship under the captain. The number of lieutenants reflected the size of a ship. Very large ships could carry up to six lieutenants with first lieutenants being the senior and sixth lieutenant being the junior rank. Cook's ships only carried up to three lieutenants. If officers died during a voyage, men were promoted to fill the vacancies and, if necessary, a warrant officer or midshipman would be made up to lieutenant to fill the lowest vacancy.
officer below captain. 2nd lieutenant is the lowest ranking commissioned officer, with 1st lieutenant above that. May command platoons or companies. 1st lieutenant insignia is a silver bar; 2nd lieutenant insignia is a gold bar.
a commissioned military officer
an officer in a police force
an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade
a few ranks below me
a "higher rank" than a sgt
a mid-level rank in the army)
a military or paramilitary officer
1. A deputy or substitute acting for a superior. 2. A junior naval officer above the rank of midshipman and below the rank of commander. 3. An army officer one below the rank of captain.
(noun) Company grade officer, the lowest rank of commissioned officer in most armies of the world. The lieutenant normally commands a small tactical unit such as a platoon.
A commissioned officer commanding a platoon. Ranked below Captain. Primary tasks include commanding units, providing tactical plans, and making decisions.
junior officer in the British Army
Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank.
Lieutenant is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe.