lieutenant junior grade


plural lieutenants junior grade
: a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above an ensign and below a lieutenant

Examples of lieutenant junior grade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was promoted to lieutenant junior grade, subsequently serving in U.S. Forces Korea, supporting the ongoing effort on the Korean Peninsula. Rob Maaddi, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2024 Martin served four years in the Navy as a lieutenant junior grade ship commander. The Indianapolis Star, 1 Feb. 2024 Discharged with the rank of lieutenant junior grade in 1966, he was then hired by The Sun as a copy editor. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 5 Jan. 2024 In the new season, several of the characters receive promotions, from lowly ensigns to only slightly less lowly lieutenants junior grade. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 7 Sep. 2023 The lieutenant junior grade originally had been scheduled to make his first oerseas deployment last month to Japan. Mark Didtler, ajc, 24 Feb. 2023 In May 1946, Coburn retired from the Navy as a lieutenant junior grade, married his sweetheart, Jeanette, and later built a career as a Navy civilian contractor and electrician in San Diego and, later, Vista. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2020 His sister Montana Geimer, a lieutenant junior grade who now works at Fort Meade, lives in Winters’ home in Edgewater. Jean Marbella,, 23 June 2019 Cardona, 27, was promoted from lieutenant junior grade. Emily Caron,, 6 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lieutenant junior grade was circa 1909

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“Lieutenant junior grade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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lieutenant junior grade

: a naval commissioned officer with a rank just below that of lieutenant
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