field-grade officer


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field-grade officer

(fēld′grād′)
n.
A military officer, such as a major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel, ranking above a captain and below a brigadier general. Also called field officer.
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Noun1.field-grade officer - an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonelfield-grade 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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"Many of those reductions came in the lower-grade positions, and so I'm now looking at this situation where I have more field-grade officer requirements than company-grade officer requirements," he said.
* First female field-grade officer in the 82nd Airborne Division
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A transportation field-grade officer is the best choice, but factors such as personality, experience, training, and education also matter.
He was asked, seriously, by a field-grade officer in the Multi-National Force-Iraq contracting command if he wanted to get this project done, or if he wanted to do it legally.
Thus, the Army invests between five and seven years (including preparatory training) in a field-grade officer to complete one such assignment--the normal length of time at the rank of major (O-4).
[In 2011, the Chief of Staff of the Army approved a restructuring of the officer grade plates to increase the number of company-grade officer positions by 1,392 and decrease the number of field-grade officer positions by 2,208 (682 of which are lieutenant colonel positions) for a total decrease in officer positions of 816.]
Recently, the Army restructured the theater sustainment command (TSC) so that senior warrant officers replaced field-grade officers in the distribution management center (DMC).
Conversely, Glory is an excellent example of organizational leadership for both senior NCOs and field-grade officers. Glory would not provide the same value for a squad or platoon-level leaders.
As an institution, DOD should feel comfortable in affording opportunities for selected enlisted leaders to attend appropriate levels of existing joint professional military education institutions traditionally reserved for junior and field-grade officers. Joint curriculum within the enlisted professional military education institutions of each Service should also be redefined and developed in ways that encourage "cross-pollination" of students on a large scale.

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