Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander

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Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
Next higher rankSurgeon Commander
Next lower rankSurgeon Lieutenant

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander is a flag rank of the Royal Navy's Medical Branch established in 1958. It replaced the earlier rank of Staff Surgeon (1875-1918). It is the seventh highest rank available an officer can attain to in the Royal Naval Medical Service. It ranks below Surgeon Commander and above Surgeon Lieutenant. It is equivalent to a Lieutenant-Commander of the navy's Executive Branch.