lieutenant junior grade

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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, baltimoresun.com, 23 June 2019 Cardona, 27, was promoted from lieutenant junior grade. Emily Caron, SI.com, 6 June 2019 Cardona, a graduate of the Naval Academy in 2015, was promoted from lieutenant junior grade. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 6 June 2019 Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed. Matt Naham, ajc, 18 Jan. 2018 Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed. Time, 17 Jan. 2018 Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed. Matt Naham, ajc, 18 Jan. 2018 Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed. Time, 17 Jan. 2018 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant%20junior%20grade. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

lieutenant junior grade

noun

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