junior-grade


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Adj.1.junior-grade - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
junior - younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
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Soldiers currently are promoted to junior-grade noncommissioned officers based on a scoring system in which they can earn points for education, awards, special achievements, and performance.
Apparently the junior-grade Leni Riefenstahls in charge of sculpting Mr.
Military history, likewise, invariably is presented in macroscopic detail--the progress of campaigns, the details of the major battles, and the competence of commanders--yet all of these factors ultimately depend on the junior-grade officers and the men in the ranks.