second lieutenant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n second lieutenant a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Second lieutenant the rank given to officers on first joining the army, corresponding to the former Cornet and Ensign
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.”


In literature:

He'd rather be second lieutenant of regular infantry any day, but that was too high for him.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
The second lieutenant relieved me at the pumps.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
Commodores of the second class have no captain or pennant-lieutenant.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
These rank from second lieutenant up to colonel.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
The second truck was in charge of Lieutenant More, an engineer on the Bechuanaland Railway.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
What are a second lieutenant's duties?
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
He was graduated in 1843, and appointed brevet second lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
During the winter quarters, an election was held for the Junior Second Lieutenant, as commonly called.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Co. D started on the march with only one commissioned officer, Second Lieutenant Wallace.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
For five hours the young officer, assisted by Second-lieutenant Vipont and a handful of Haussas, held the Huns at bay.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
Second Lieutenant Dennis Dashwood to lieutenant.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
The camp was entirely run by the second in command, Lieutenant Wolfe.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
No one above the rank of a second-lieutenant ever knew so much about King's Regulations.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Second Lieutenant E. W. C. Perry and his mechanic, H. E. Parfitt, of No.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Fremont came home to find that he had been appointed second lieutenant of the United States Topographical Engineers.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
At the same time she was promoted to the rank of Honorary Second Lieutenant.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
He was now a second lieutenant in a Field Troop.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I did not know that Second Lieutenant Coultis was wounded, and called for him.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
The "Second Lieutenant and Aid-de-Camp" came up.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
Orderly Sergeant Kelley here received a commission as Second Lieutenant, and Sergeant Thompson was promoted to Orderly.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter

In poetry:

And I went to a back back street, with plenty of cheap cheap shops,
And I bought an oilskin hat and a second-hand suit of slops,
And I went to LIEUTENANT BELAYE (and he never suspected ME!)
And I entered myself as a chap as wanted to go to sea.
"The Bumboat Woman's Story" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Derrick Burnett is a full-time second lieutenant assisting the US Air Force with rocket launches from Florida and a weekend warrior for the Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) of the ECHL.
Second Lieutenant Steven Turner of Wilmington completed the support phase I and II course at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
Jonathan Mahany was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army June 29,2012.
Received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps in 1982.
Fisk completed his degree requirements and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps.
The second crashed while on a recovery mission, lieutenant colonel says.
Sgt Tresa Allemang/Louisiana National Guard In this 2009 photograph, Col. Joanne Sheridan, left, congratulates a newly minted second lieutenant.
Also, he has chosen a young lieutenant, Michael Cassio, as his second-in-command.
Nicolas Cage, second from right, makes a few unlikely allies in 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'.
Ornelas earns commission as Army second lieutenant .
On March 25, 1918, on the Somme in France, a British second lieutenant named Walter Tull led his men in an assault on a German trench.
EL PASO — A US Army Second Lieutenant and former cheerleader set an unofficial world record for tumbling on Saturday.
Yawn has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from St Augustine's College.
David Petraeus has been a cadet, a second lieutenant, a captain, a major and a colonel.
A 500-mile, 14-county bicycle tour is giving Vermont's lieutenant governor a new perspective on the state as he campaigns for a second term, not to mention plenty of time to think about the issues.