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
Formation1958-current
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.