Junior officer

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Common anglophone military ranks
Highest military ranks
Commander-in-chiefGeneralissimoSupreme Allied Commander
Commissioned Officers
NaviesArmiesAir forces
Admiral of the navy /
Admiral of the fleet
Marshal /
Field marshal /
Grand marshal /
General of the army
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major /
commandant
Squadron
leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
Ensign2nd lieutenantPilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Non-commissioned Officers
SeamenSoldiersAirmen
Warrant officerSergeant major /
warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman
 
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Common anglophone military ranks
Highest military ranks
Commander-in-chiefGeneralissimoSupreme Allied Commander
Commissioned Officers
NaviesArmiesAir forces
Admiral of the navy /
Admiral of the fleet
Marshal /
Field marshal /
Grand marshal /
General of the army
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major /
commandant
Squadron
leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
Ensign2nd lieutenantPilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Non-commissioned Officers
SeamenSoldiersAirmen
Warrant officerSergeant major /
warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman

junior officer, company officer or Company-grade officer, refers to the lowest operational commissioned officer category of ranks in a military or paramilitary.

The term, company officer or Company-grade officer, is used more in the army, air force, or marine corps as the ranks of captain, Lieutenant grades and other Subaltern ranks originated from the officers in command of a company or equivalent (cavalry squadron/Troop and Artillery battery).[1][2][3][4]

In many armed forces, a junior officer is specifically a commissioned officer holding rank equivalent to a naval lieutenant, an army captain or a flight lieutenant or below.

In the United States Armed Forces, the term is used by the Navy and the Coast Guard for officers in the ranks of Ensign (O-1), Lieutenant, junior grade (O-2), Lieutenant (O-3) and Lieutenant Commander (O-4).

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  1. ^ "Commissioned Officers". Ranks. CanadianSoldiers.com. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Captain". Ranks. canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lieutenant". Ranks. canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "company officer". Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, Inc. Retrieved 4 February 2013.