What Is A Lieutenant In The British Army?
A Lieutenant is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Second Lieutenant.
The rank of Lieutenant is used within the British Army and Royal Marines and is not used by the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.
They normally command a platoon or troop of around 30 soldiers, with increased responsibilities from being a Second Lieutenant.
They also have the opportunity to gain specialised skills outside their unit.
The Insignia For A Lieutenant
The rank slide of a Lieutenant consists of two pips (no crown).
The rank of Lieutenant is typically held for 2 to 3 years.
Frequently Asked Questions: Lieutenant
What NATO Code Is A Lieutenant?
A Lieutenant has a NATO rank code of OF-1.
Do You Salute A Lieutenant?
Yes, a Lieutenant is a Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks should salute the person in that position.
How Much Does A Lieutenant Earn?
The salary of a Lieutenant changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £27k per year.
Author: Dean Michael