Definition of lieutenant commander in English:

lieutenant commander

Line breaks: lieu|ten¦ant com|mand¦er


  • A rank of officer in the navy, above lieutenant and below commander.
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    • In July 1937, Rickover was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander and became the commander of the minesweeper, Finch, an old ship well past its prime.
    • Court documents allege he was illegally switched from a reservist lieutenant commander to an active-duty commander following the school scandal.
    • She served fourteen years as a naval aviator before leaving the service in 1997 as a lieutenant commander.

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