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field grade

military rank applying to mid-level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels.
Compare company grade.
Origin of field grade
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Below the army general there are three general grade, three field grade, and four company grade officer ranks.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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