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Second lieutenant is a junior
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in many
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, comparable to NATO
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OF-1
a rank.


Australia

The rank of second lieutenant existed in the military forces of the Australian colonies and
Australian Army The Australian Army is the military land force of Australia. Formed in 1901, as the Commonwealth Military Forces, through the amalgamation of the Colonial forces of Australia, Australian colonial forces following Federation of Australia, federat ...
until 1986. In the colonial forces, which closely followed the practices of the British military, the rank of second lieutenant began to replace ranks such as
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and
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from 1871. New appointments to the rank of second lieutenant ceased in the regular army in 1986. Immediately prior to this change, the rank had been effectively reserved for new graduates from the
Officer Cadet School, Portsea The Officer Cadet School, Portsea (sometimes referred to as OCS Portsea) was an officer training establishment of the Australian Army The Australian Army is the military land force of Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of ...
which closed in 1985. (Graduates of the
Australian Defence Force Academy The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force Australians, colloquially referred to as "Aussies", are the ...
(ADFA) and the
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(RMC-D) are commissioned as
lieutenant A lieutenant ( or abbreviated Lt., Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a commissioned officer An officer is a person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, i ...

lieutenant
s.). The rank of second lieutenant is only appointed to officers in special appointments such as training institutions, university regiments and while under probation during training. Trainees undertaking Special Service Officer (SSO) training are also appointed at higher rank (as second lieutenants) than General Service Officer (GSO) trainees who start off at the rank of officer cadet (ADFA/
Australian Army Reserve The Australian Army Reserve is a collective name given to the military reserve force, reserve units of the Australian Army. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, the reserve military force has been known by many names, including the Citizens ...
officer trainees) or staff cadet (
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). Ranks equivalent to second lieutenant are acting sub-lieutenant in the
Royal Australian Navy The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the navy, naval force of Australia. Following the Federation of Australia in 1901, the ships and resources of the separate Colonial navies of Australia, colonial navies were integrated into a national force, ca ...
and pilot officer in the
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.


Canada

The
Canadian Forces The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; french: Forces armées canadiennes; ''FAC'') is the unified military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare ...
adopted the rank with insignia of a single gold ring around the service dress uniform cuff for both army and air personnel upon unification in 1968 until the late 2000s. For a time, naval personnel used this rank but reverted to the Royal Canadian Navy rank of
acting sub-lieutenant Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank. In many navies, a sub-lieutenant is a naval commissioned Commission or commissioning may refer to: Business and contracting * Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for servic ...
, though the CF green uniform was retained until the mid-1980s. Currently, the
Canadian Army The Canadian Army (french: Armée canadienne) is the command (military formation), command responsible for the operational readiness of the conventional ground forces of the Canadian Armed Forces. , the Canadian Army has 23,000 regular soldiers, 1 ...
insignia for second lieutenant is a ''pip'' and the
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Royal Canadian Air Force
insignia for lieutenant is one thick braid. The equivalent rank for the
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is
acting sub-lieutenant Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank. In many navies, a sub-lieutenant is a naval commissioned Commission or commissioning may refer to: Business and contracting * Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for servic ...
. Also known as an Ensign in the Foot Guards units (
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&
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).


France

A second-lieutenant is equivalent to a junior commissioned officer (the French army does not use the terms commissioned or non-commissioned). During classes at officer training schools such as Saint Cyr the cadets rise quickly through the non-commissioned ranks of private, corporal, sergeant and reach the rank of ''aspirant'' which is the first officer rank. After additional training at specialised schools they get the bar of second-lieutenant. The insignia consists of a metal-colored bar in accordance with the color of the ceremonial uniform buttons and hat symbol. For example, for the infantry, gold being the metal of the ceremonial dress buttons, the symbol on the béret being a golden grenade with two crossed rifles, and the symbol on the '' képi'' being a single golden grenade, therefore the insignia of a ''sous-lieutenant'' is a gold-colored bar. For cavalry or forest rangers (light infantry mobilised from the Water and Forests Corp), ceremonial dress buttons were silver, as was the hunting horn on the forest commissioned officer's ''képi'', therefore the insignia of a ''sous-lieutenant'' is a silver-colored bar.


Greece

The insignia consists of a single silver star (or a star and a bar for reserve officers). Officers holding this rank should be addressed as "''kyrie anthypolochage''" (kύριε ανθυπολοχαγέ) by their subordinates, or ''anthypolochage'' plus their family name by their superior officers.


Indonesia

In
Indonesia Indonesia ( ), officially the Republic of Indonesia ( id, Republik Indonesia, links=yes ), is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is t ...

Indonesia
, "second lieutenant" is known as ''letnan dua'' (''letda'') which is the most junior ranked officer in the
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. Officers in the Indonesian National Armed Forces are commissioned through one of four major commissioning programs. Upon graduation the candidates are promoted to the rank of second lieutenant, thus becoming
commissioned officer An officer is a person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically author ...
s. The four programs are: * National Armed Forces Academy (''Akademi TNI''): a four-year undergraduate program that emphasizes instruction in the arts, sciences, and professions, preparing men and women to take on the challenge of being officers in the armed forces (Army:
Military Academy A military academy or service academy is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps. It normally provides education in a military environment, the exact definition depending on the country concerned. ...
, Navy:
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, Air Force:
Air Force Academy An air force academy or air academy is a national institution that provides initial officer training, possibly including undergraduate level education, to air force officer cadets who are preparing to be commissioned officers in a national air force ...
); * Officer Candidate School: a 28-week program that is attended by senior NCOs or
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warrant officer
s from all services; * Career Officer Program for college graduates: a 7–8 month program that is designed to recruit civilian professionals (e.g., doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists) into the armed forces; * Pilot Short Service School: a 34-month program to train pilots to serve in the armed forces.


Israel

Since 1951 in the
Israel Defense Forces The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; he, צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל ; ), commonly referred to by the Hebrew-language acronym ''Tzahal'' (), are the combined military forces of the Israel, State of Israel, consisting of t ...
(סגן-משנה (סג"מ ''segen mishne'' (''sagam'') has been equivalent to a second lieutenant (NATO OF-1). From 1948 – 1951 the corresponding rank was that of a (סגן) ''segen'', which since 1951 has been equivalent to
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lieutenant
. ''Segen mishne'' means "junior lieutenant" and ''segen'' literally translates as "assistant". Typically it is the rank of a
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. Note that the IDF uses this rank across all three of its services.


New Zealand

Like many other Commonwealth countries, the rank structures of the
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usually follow British traditions. Hence the
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New Zealand Army
maintains a rank of second lieutenant and the
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has its exact equivalent, pilot officer. However, the
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breaks with British tradition and uses the name
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for its most junior commissioned officer rank (rather than the usual equivalents, such as acting sub-lieutenant or second lieutenant).


Norway

The equivalent rank in
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(O-1) is "''fenrik''". This is the first rank, where they are commanding officer. ''Fenrik''s are usually former experienced sergeants but to become a ''fenrik'' one has to go through officer's training and education. ''Fenrik''s fill roles as second in command within a platoon. ''Fenrik''s are in some cases executive officers. Most ''fenrik''s have finished the War Academy as well, and are fully trained officers. To qualify for the military academy, ''Fenrik''s are required to do minimum 6 months service in international missions, before or after graduation.


Pakistan

The
Pakistan Army The Pakistan Army (; ) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly o ...
follows the British pattern of ranks. A second lieutenant is represented by one metal pip on each shoulder in case of "khaki uniform" and one four quadric printed star on the chest in case of camouflage combat dress. However a second lieutenant in the Pakistan Army is usually promoted to lieutenant 6 months after commissioning.Test for 2nd lieutenant is held every year in Pakistan.


Philippines

In the
Armed Forces of the Philippines The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ( fil, Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas; es, Fuerzas Armadas de Filipinas) are the military forces of the Philippines. It consists of the three main service branches; the Philippine Army, Army, the Philip ...
, the rank of second lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer rank used by the
Philippine Army The Philippine Army (PA) (Filipino Filipino may refer to: * Something from or related to the Philippines The Philippines (; fil, Pilipinas or ''Filipinas'' ), officially the Republic of the Philippines ( fil, Republika ng Pilipinas), * ...
,
Philippine Air Force The Philippine Air Force (PAF; fil, Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas) is the service branch of the . Initially formed as part of the (), the PAF is responsible for both defending the Philippine , and conducting aerial operations throughout t ...
and the
Philippine Marine Corps The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) ( fil, Hukbong Kawal Pandagat ng Pilipinas) is the marine corps of the Philippines, a naval infantry force under the command of the Philippine Navy. The PMC conducts Amphibious warfare, amphibious, expeditionary ...
. It stands below the rank of
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. File:PA 2LT Svc.svg,
Second lieutenant insignia
Philippine Army
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Second lieutenant insignia
Philippine Air Force


Portugal

The
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equivalent of second lieutenant is '' alferes''.


Singapore

In
Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign state, sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bor ...

Singapore
, the rank of second lieutenant (2LT) is awarded to officer cadets who have graduated from the completion of their officer cadet course, and is the lowest
commissioned Commission or commissioning may refer to: Business and contracting * Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for services rendered ** Commission (art), the purchase or the creation of a piece of art most often on behalf of another ...
rank in the
Singapore Armed Forces The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is the military component of the Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Ministry of Defence of the Singapore, Republic of Singapore as part of the city-state's Total Defence strategy. The SAF has three services: the S ...
, below the rank of lieutenant and above the rank of chief
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warrant officer
. The rank insignia of a second lieutenant is a bar.


Switzerland

In Switzerland, the rank of lieutenant (, , ) is the lowest officer rank and the lowest rank of subaltern officers. Candidates are selected either among NCOs serving in a recruit school, or from the NCOs in a reservist unit. Candidates complete a 15-week officer school and then serve as a platoon leader at a recruit school.


United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries

The rank of second lieutenant (2Lt) was introduced throughout the
British Army The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' us ...
in 1877 to replace the short-lived rank of
sub-lieutenant Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank. In many navies, a sub-lieutenant is a naval commissioned Commission or commissioning may refer to: Business and contracting * Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for servi ...
, although it had long been used in the
Royal Artillery The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery Artillery is a class of heavy military ranged weapons built to launch Ammunition, munitions far be ...
,
Royal Engineers The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the ''Sapper A sapper, also called pioneer Pioneer commonly refers to a settler who migrates to previously uninhabited or sparsely inhabited ...
,
Fusilier Fusilier is a name given to various kinds of soldiers; its meaning depends on the historical context. While fusilier is derived from the 17th-century French language, French word ''fusil'' – meaning a type of flintlock musket – the term has b ...
and
Rifle A rifle is a long-barrelled firearm A firearm is any type of gun A gun is a ranged weapon designed to use a shooting tube ( gun barrel) to launch typically solid projectiles, but can also project pressurized liquid (e.g. water gu ...
regiment A regiment is a military unit Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intend ...
s. At first the rank bore no distinct insignia. In 1902, a single Bath star was introduced; the ranks of
lieutenant A lieutenant ( or abbreviated Lt., Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a commissioned officer An officer is a person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, i ...
and
captain Captain is a title for the commander of a military unit, the commander of a ship, aeroplane, spacecraft, or other vessel, or the commander of a port, fire department or police department, election precinct, etc. The captain is a military rank in a ...
had their number of stars increased by one to (respectively) two and three. The rank is also used by the
Royal Marines The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious Amphibious means able to use either land or water. In particular it may refer to: * ''Amphibious'' (film), a 2010 film * Amphibious aircraft An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an air ...
. New British Army officers are normally commissioned as second lieutenants at the end of their commissioning course at
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, and continue with specific training with their units. Progression to lieutenant rank usually occurs after about a year. In the British armed forces, ''second lieutenant'' is a rank which is not used as a form of address. Instead a second lieutenant named, for example, ''Smith'' is addressed and referred to as ''Mr Smith'', with the exception that the alternative titles ''ensign'' ( Foot Guards) and ''cornet'' (in the
Blues and Royals The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (RHG/D) is a cavalry regiment Cavalry (from the French word ''cavalerie'', itself derived from "cheval" meaning "horse") are soldier A soldier is one who fights as part of a ...
and
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) are still used. In the
Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for th ...
, the comparable rank is pilot officer. The
Royal Navy The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare Naval warfare is combat Combat ( French for ''fight'') is a purposeful violent conflict meant to physically harm or kill the opposition. Combat may be armed (using weapon A ...
has no exact equivalent rank, and a second lieutenant is senior to a Royal Navy
midshipman A midshipman is an officer of the lowest rank Rank is the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level, etc. of a person or object within a ranking A ranking is a relationship between a set of items such ...
but junior to a
sub-lieutenant Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank. In many navies, a sub-lieutenant is a naval commissioned Commission or commissioning may refer to: Business and contracting * Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for servi ...
.


United States

In the
United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., ...

United States
, second lieutenant is the normal entry-level rank for most
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in the
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,
Marine Corps Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in in support of naval operations. Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included helping maintain discipline and order aboard the ship (reflecting the natu ...
,
Air Force
Air Force
, and
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Space Force
. It is equivalent to the rank of
ensign An ensign is the national flag A national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a given nation. It is Fly (flag), flown by the government of that nation, but usually can also be flown by its citizens. A national flag is typically design ...
in the
Navy A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an intense ...
and
Coast Guard A coast guard or coastguard is a maritime security Maritime may refer to: Geography * Maritime Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps * Maritime Region, a region in Togo * Maritime Southeast Asia * The Maritimes ...
. In the Army and Marine Corps, a second lieutenant typically leads a
platoon A platoon is a military unit Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for ...
-size element (16 to 44 soldiers or marines). In the Army, until December 1917, the rank bore no
insignia An insignia () is a sign or mark distinguishing a group, grade, rank, or function. It can be a symbol of personal power or that of an official group or governing body. On its own, an insignia is a sign of a specific or general authority and is ...
other than a brown sleeve braid on blouses and an officer's cap device and hat cord. In December 1917, a gold-colored bar similar to the silver-colored bar of a
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was introduced. In US
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, the rank is sometimes called "butterbar" in reference to the insignia. In the Air Force and Space Force, depending upon the career field, a second lieutenant (2d Lt) may supervise flights (of varying sizes) as a flight leader or deputy flight leader, or may work in a variety of administrative positions at the
squadron Squadron may refer to: * Squadron (army), a military unit of cavalry, tanks, or equivalent subdivided into troops or tank companies * Squadron (aviation), a military unit that consists of three or four flights with a total of 12 to 24 aircraft, dep ...
,
group A group is a number A number is a mathematical object used to counting, count, measurement, measure, and nominal number, label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Numbers can be represented in language with ...
, or
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level. A significant number of Air Force second lieutenants are full-time flight students in training for eventual designation as USAF pilots,
combat systems officer A Combat Systems Officer (or CSO, differs from CSOp) is a flight member of an aircrew in the United States Air Force The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air File:Atmosphere gas proportions.svg, Composition of Earth's atmosphere ...
s or air battle managers.


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Army

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Botswana Ground Force The Botswana Ground Forces is the army of the country of Botswana, and the land component of the Botswana Defence Force. Chiefs of the Defence Staff Ground Force (1966–present) The former heads of the Botswana Ground Force Armed Forces were r ...
)


Marines

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) 13-TNI Navy-ENS.svg,
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Indonesian Marine Corps '' ("Glorious on the Land and Sea") , colors= , colors_label=Beret color , march= , mascot= , equipment= , equipment_label= , battles=* Indonesian National Revolution * Operation Trikora *Operation Gunung Gede *Operation Indra *Indonesia-Malay ...
) Maldives Army OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant

( Maldivian Marine Corps) Generic-Navy-O1.svg,
(
Netherlands Marine Corps The Netherlands Marine Corps ( nl, Korps Mariniers) is the elite naval infantry corps of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The marines trace their origins back to the establishment of the on 10 December 1665, by the then grand pensionary of the Dutch ...
) British Royal Marines OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant
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) US Marine O1 shoulderboard vertical.svg, Second lieutenant
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United States Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the maritime land force service branch Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the na ...
)


Navy

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(
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Indonesian Navy
) A VNN-OF-1A.svg, Second lieutenant
(
Kenya Navy The Kenya Navy is the navy, naval branch of the Kenya Defence Forces. It is headquartered in Mombasa. Kenya Navy has two major bases for its fleet with it being headquartered in Mtongwe base in Mombasa and Manda Bay (part of Lamu Archipelago) ...
) Malawi Navy - OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant
( Malawi Navy) Maldives-Navy-OF-1b.svg, Second lieutenant

(
Maldivian Coast Guard The Maldivian Coast Guard is the naval or maritime arm of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). Because the Maldives does not have a navy, the MNDF Coast Guard functions as the armed maritime force of the nation with a charter to contribute ...
) Malta-navy-OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant

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(Mozambique Defence Armed Forces, Mozambique Naval Command) Peru-Navy-OF-1b.svg,
(Peruvian Navy) POR-Navy-OF1b.svg,
(Portuguese Navy) STeP OF-1b.svg,
(Armed Forces of São Tomé and Príncipe, Coast Guard of São Tomé and Príncipe) Seychelles Coast Guard OF-01a (2018).svg, Second lieutenant
(Seychelles Coast Guard) 01-RSN-OF01a.svg, Second lieutenant
(Republic of Singapore Navy) POR-Navy-OF1b.svg,
(Timor Leste Defence Force#Naval Component, Timor-Leste Naval Component)


Air Force

07.Botswana Air Force-2LT.svg, Second lieutenant
(Botswana Defence Force Air Wing) Segundo-TenenteFAB.gif,
(Brazilian Air Force) Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant

(
Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF; french: Aviation royale canadienne, ARC) is the air File:Atmosphere gas proportions.svg, Composition of Earth's atmosphere by volume, excluding water vapor. Lower pie represents trace gases that together ...

Royal Canadian Air Force
) RDAF 2nd_Lt.svg,
(Royal Danish Air Force) Capona segundo teniente fuerza aerea.svg,
(Dominican Air Force) 13-TNI Air Force-2LT.svg,
(Indonesian Air Force) Ireland-AirForce-OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant

(Irish Air Corps) Jamaican Air Force OF-1A.svg, Second lieutenant
(Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing) 07. Kenyan Air Force 2LT.svg, Second lieutenant
(Kenya Air Force) blank.svg, Second lieutenant
(Lesotho Defence Force, Lesotho Air Squadron) blank.svg, Second lieutenant
(Armed Forces of Liberia, Liberian Air Wing) Malawi Air Force - OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant
(Malawian Defence Force, Malawi Air Force) Netherlands-AirForce-OF-1a.svg,
(Royal Netherlands Air Force) PNGDF AF 2LT.png, Second lieutenant
(Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Papua New Guinea Air Element) PAF 2LT Svc.svg, Second lieutenant
(
Philippine Air Force The Philippine Air Force (PAF; fil, Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas) is the service branch of the . Initially formed as part of the (), the PAF is responsible for both defending the Philippine , and conducting aerial operations throughout t ...
) 07-Rwanda Air Force-2LT.svg, Second lieutenant
(Rwandan Air Force) 01-RSAF-OF01a.svg, Second lieutenant
(Republic of Singapore Air Force) Seychelles Air Force OF-01a (2018).svg, Second lieutenant
(Seychelles People's Defence Force, Seychelles Air Force) SAAF-OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant

(South African Air Force) 08-Tanzania Air Force-2LT.svg, Second lieutenant
(Tanzania Air Force Command) Uganda-AirForce-OF-1a.svg, Second lieutenant
(Uganda Air Force) US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg, Second lieutenant
(United States Air Force) US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg, Second lieutenant
(United States Space Force) Hellenic Air Force OF-1B.svg,
(Uruguayan Air Force) blank.svg, Second lieutenant
(Zambian Air Force)


See also

* British Army officer rank insignia * Comparative military ranks * Cornet (military rank) * United States Army officer rank insignia, U.S. Army officer rank insignia * Military ranks of Ukraine * Podporuchik * Unterleutnant * Leutnant * South African military ranks


References

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