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
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.