second lieutenant

noun

Definition of second lieutenant

: a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the army, air force, or marine corps

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Afterward, she was commissioned in the Army as a second lieutenant. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "Meet the Trailblazing FBI Agent with Hearing Loss Who Pushed the Bureau to Let Her in — and Excelled," 30 July 2019 Yeager graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1982 and received her commission as second lieutenant in 1986 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cal State Long Beach. Daniel Langhorne, latimes.com, "She just made history as the first woman to lead an Army division. Meet Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager," 30 June 2019 Yeager graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1982 and received her commission as second lieutenant in 1986 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cal State Long Beach. Daniel Langhorne, latimes.com, "She just made history as the first woman to lead an Army division. Meet Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager," 30 June 2019 Yeager graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1982 and received her commission as second lieutenant in 1986 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cal State Long Beach. Daniel Langhorne, latimes.com, "Fountain Valley native Laura Yeager first woman to lead U.S. Army Infantry Division," 29 June 2019 Yeager was commissioned in 1986 as a second lieutenant from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at California State University, Long Beach. USA TODAY, "Black Union regiment flag, Notorious BIG, Pikachu the mini pony: News from around our 50 states," 12 June 2019 By the time the U.S. entered World War II, James had graduated from officer candidate school and was a second lieutenant. Karina Bland, azcentral, "His father wouldn't talk about D-Day. The son had to know the story," 16 June 2019 In 2008, Beierle enlisted in the Army, completing officers' school and becoming a second lieutenant. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 Collins was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Judge allows racist FB page as evidence in fatal stabbing," 6 June 2019

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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second lieutenant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of second lieutenant

: an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who ranks below a first lieutenant

second lieutenant

noun

Kids Definition of second lieutenant

: a commissioned officer of the lowest rank in the army, air force, or marine corps

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