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Noun1.paygrade - rank in a military organizationpaygrade - rank in a military organization  
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"
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
flag rank - the rank of a flag officer
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According to LSCM Stephanie Tuttle, "Selection boards exist to pick those Sailors we believe have the requisite experience and performance to fulfill leadership positions in the next higher paygrade. As always, board members should look for sustained superior performance in challenging billets...
Penske has people to do that for him, and hanging out atop a pit stand watching telemetry for two trips around the clock is slightly below his paygrade.
"Of course, we hope to train all of the next generation of IWC civilian leadership, but at the end of the day, what we teach are leadership skills, tools and concepts; all of which have applications regardless of paygrade," Mousavizadegan said.
Rather than try to expound on the psychiatry or politics of populism, as both are above my paygrade, I'll restrict my comment to the political economics, which I view as the intersection of economics and power.
Intrigued, but clearly beyond my paygrade, so I asked our people to investigate.
Under this regime, agencies that want to avoid substantive second-guessing by the courts would restructure their policymaking procedures, a result that would uphold constitutional values while getting judges out of the business of making hard, substantive policy choices above their technical and political paygrade (pp.
In the next few years, as many civilian government employees retire, their replacements will begin at a lower paygrade; the GS-12 we hesitate to trust today may, tomorrow, be the most senior civilian in the work group.
But when it comes to making a sauce to dress up a sauteed chicken breast or to add some zing to vegetable sides, all too many of us think it's above our usual kitchen paygrade and better left to a trained chef.
"The decision was made above my paygrade that that wasn't going to be the case and then I was Bad News Barrett, a guy who didn't cut promos and wasn't giving out bad news.
Myrna Stone's depth of historical knowledge and talent for storytelling should not in any way suggest that her technical skills don't reach the paygrade of poetry's big leagues, far from it.