second lieutenant

second lieutenant (plural second lieutenants)

  1. The lowest rank of a commissioned army officer, below a lieutenant.
  2. The lowest rank of a commissioned officer in the United States Army, United States Air Force, or United States Marine Corps, below a first lieutenant. The rank of second lieutenant is equivalent to the naval rank of ensign.
  • ensign (traditional infantry lowest commission officer rank)
  • coronet (traditional cavalry lowest commission officer rank)
  • German: Leutnant
  • Italian: sottotenente
  • Portuguese: subtenente
  • Russian: мла́дший лейтена́нт
  • Spanish: alférez

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