Surgeon Commander

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Surgeon 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
Formation1918-current
Next higher rankSurgeon Captain
Next lower rankSurgeon Lieutenant-Commander

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