lieutenant commander

noun

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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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, latimes.com, "Reinhard Hardegen, U-boat commander who menaced American shores, dies at 105," 19 June 2018 With the help of a Navy lieutenant commander in 1977, FBI agents tracked Soviet agents believed to be spying on the U.S. Navy. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "From 'Crossfire Hurricane' to 'Tin Panda,' a look at notable FBI code names," 17 May 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. Washington Post, "Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying," 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. chicagotribune.com, "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 Shults was commissioned into the Navy in 1985 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander, said Commander Ron Flanders, the spokesman for Naval Air Forces in San Diego. Samantha Schmidt, chicagotribune.com, "'That's how she's wired': Southwest pilot lauded for handling crisis," 18 Apr. 2018 The division’s chaplain, a Navy lieutenant commander, told the inspector general that his wife was the subject of inappropriate comments. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, "Sexual harassment, racism and a secret settlement at the 'Crossroads of the Marine Corps,' report shows," 7 Mar. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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lieutenant commander

noun

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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