lieutenant commander


Definition of lieutenant commander

: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant and below a commander

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The Naval Academy graduate recovered from her shin splints and became a lieutenant commander. Sandra Sidi, The Atlantic, "The Male Gaze on Steroids," 6 Sep. 2019 Stewart left the Navy in late 1968 then served 15 more years as a reserves lieutenant commander. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Veterans get together at Bay Village post to remember, socialize and mend fences but numbers are dwindling," 26 Aug. 2019 Dine achieved the Navy rank of lieutenant commander and was stationed in the U.S. and Okinawa. Mike Peticca,, "Hudson woman among umpires for Little League World Series," 30 July 2019 Lieutenant Ryan Lubrano, previously lieutenant commander in NOPD’s homicide unit, has been promoted to commander in the 3rd District, which includes Lakeview, West End, Gentilly and part of Mid-City. Emily Lane,, "NOPD commander dies day after retirement," 11 June 2019 In two patrols along the East Coast, Hardegen — who went on to achieve the rank of lieutenant commander — sank about two dozen merchant ships, part of a German military campaign to sever the supply chain between the United States and Britain. Washington Post,, "Reinhard Hardegen, U-boat commander who menaced American shores, dies at 105," 19 June 2018 The concert will salute the Illinois Bicentennial, the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Navy, and feature guest conductor Patrick K. Sweeten, lieutenant commander and director, Naval Fleet Band activities. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 20 Apr. 2018 Shults was commissioned into the Navy in 1985 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander, said Commander Ron Flanders, spokesman for Naval Air Forces in San Diego., "Southwest pilot was determined to defy gender stereotypes in U.S. Navy," 19 Apr. 2018 Shults was commissioned into the Navy in 1985 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander, said Commander Ron Flanders, spokesman for Naval Air Forces in San Diego. Time, "How 'Hero' Southwest Pilot Pushed to 'Break into the Club' of Elite Navy Fighter Pilots," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lieutenant commander

1839, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant commander

: an officer in the navy or coast guard who has a rank just below a commander

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