Junior officer

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Lieutenant
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lieutenant
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NaviesArmiesAir forces
Officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal or
Field marshal
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 or
Commandant
Squadron leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
EnsignSecond
lieutenant
Pilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
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 organization.

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 junior officer is used by the Navy and the Coast Guard for officers in the ranks of ensign (O-1), lieutenant, junior grade (O-2), and lieutenant (O-3) and lieutenant commander (O-4).[5]

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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. 
  5. ^ Lieutenant commander (United States)