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field grade

military rank applying to mid-level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels.
Compare company grade.
Origin of field grade
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Originally built for field grade officers, they now are used for company grade officers.
  • Participation in a functional area continues to increase following promotion to major and during the field grade years.
  • To any field grade commander who has orders issuing authority.
  • field grade staff members are the primary users of directives.

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