field grade

noun
military rank applying to mid-level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels.
Compare company grade.


Origin:
1945–50

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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.
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