senior captain

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senior captain (plural senior captains)

  1. (military) a military rank for a field officer above that of captain and below that of major
  2. (military) a military rank for a naval officer above that of captain and below the admiral ranks or flag ranks

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Army

This rank may be equivalent to a captain, and given an O3 grade according to the NATO scale, though outranking any captain not a senior captain.

This rank may be equivalent to a major, and given an O4 grade according to the NATO scale, though subordinate to any major.

There is a German naval equivalent of this rank: Stabskapitänleutnant

Navy

This rank may be equivalent to a captain, and given an O6 grade according to the NATO scale, though outranking any captain not a senior captain.

This rank may be equivalent to a commodore, and given an O7 grade according to the NATO scale, though subordinate admiral.

This rank may be equivalent to the lowest ranking grade of admiralty or flag officer, and is accorded an equivalency to the O7 grade according to the NATO scale.

The army equivalent of this rank is senior colonel.

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