field officer

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field officer

field officer

n
(Military) an officer holding field rank, namely that of major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel

field′ of`ficer



n.
an officer holding a field grade.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field officer - an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonelfield officer - an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned military officer - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
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HAMAT AIR BASE, Lebanon: "I envy them, they are the spearhead and they need to train to stay on top of their game so that they are ready for anything," a field grade officer in the Lebanese Air Force told The Daily Star, gesturing to the two young men in his office at the Hamat Air Base in northern Lebanon.
Active and Reserve Joint Qualified Officers, Billets, and Field Grade Officer Population as of October 2014 Active Component Reserve Component Joint Qualified Officers 8,497 568 Joint Billets 7,289 1,721 Population of Field Grade Officers 85,147 56,630 Note: Table made from bar graph.
4) The shortage of majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels to fill field grade billets in the Corps, though, also meant that field grade officer selection rates under the Army Promotion List system had been of little worry.
APDP certification levels range from level one to level three and are a key factor in matching field grade officers to acquisition-based positions.
In the Army, the O-4 field grade officers are majors and the Navy's O-4 field grade is lieutenant commander.
Many post commanders, however, would offer field grade officer housing to W3s and above; but not all.
It is a rarity to find a senior company grade officer or field grade officer in those branches that isn't versed on military history or current events.
Most troubling was the recent resignation of a military police field grade officer who resigned in lieu of deploying.
and then most attend the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II) to get fully trained and educated to be a Joint field grade officer.
ILE is a good course, but more importantly it is the gateway to transforming yourself into a field grade officer.
During recent years, the Army has undertaken several initiatives to reduce field grade officer and captain authorizations to meet Defense Officer Personnel Management Act ceilings.
The benefit to this COA is the experience of the field grade officer who fully understands the MDMP and the big picture of the BCT mission.