field grade

  1. military rank applying to mid-level army officers, as majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels.

Origin of field grade

First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby field grade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field grade in a sentence

  • The chronic shortage of black field grade officers in the 332d was the immediate cause of the change in Air Force policy.

  • By February 1948 the 332d had only thirteen of its forty-eight authorized field grade officers on duty.

  • Below the army general there are three general grade, three field grade, and four company grade officer ranks.

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