field grade


: the rank of a field officer

Examples of field grade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any ordnance or supply officer above field grade will tell you that the mathematics of modern war is far beyond the fumbling minds of mere human beings. PCMAG, 14 Feb. 2023 In the United States Army, Colonel is the most senior field grade military officer and just below the rank of Brigadier General., 17 May 2021 Later, at the big bases far from the action, surrounded by gyms and chow halls and the expeditionary office park where the flag and field grade officers did their work, it was replaced by a cologne of machinery and order. Timothy Kudo, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field grade was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Field grade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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