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lieutenant commander

n.
1. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above lieutenant and below commander.
2. One who holds this rank.
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lieutenant commander

n
(Nautical Terms) an officer holding commissioned rank in certain navies, immediately junior to a commander
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lieuten′ant comman′der


n.
a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ranking above a lieutenant.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.lieutenant commander - a commissioned officer in the Navy ranking above a lieutenant and below a commanderlieutenant commander - a commissioned officer in the Navy ranking above a lieutenant and below a commander
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commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
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Lieutenant commanders and above who have not been selected for PG School and meet the minimum requirements mentioned, must contact the Career Counselor directly at (901) 874-4624 to request for PG Board consideration.
But everything else is there: the tough pilot-pals, the passed-over lieutenant commanders, the nearly maniacal squadron CO and milk-toast air wing commander.