Lieutenant commander (His Royal Navy)
|Service branch||His Royal Navy|
|Abbreviation||LCdr or LtCdr|
|NATO rank||OF 3|
|Next higher rank||Commander|
|Next lower rank||Lieutenant|
A Lieutenant commander is the first senior commissioned officer of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a lieutenant of the navy, a captain of the army and marines, and a flight lieutenant of the air force. Its equivalent is a major of the marines and army, and a squadron leader of the air command.
The duties of a lieutenant commander are to command a small vessel.
Insignia of a lieutenant commander on the peaked cap is a row of gold oak leaves on the peak. On the service hat, it is a thick gold strap. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as two regular sized gold band, and a small gold band sandwiched in between around the cuff, with the top-most having a curl facing inward.
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Baustralian Armed Forces|
|NATO equivalent rank code||Student Officer||OF-1||OF-2||OF-3||OF-4||OF-5||OF-6
|His Royal Navy||Mid||SLt||Lt||LCdr||Cdr||Capt||Cdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm
||Adm of the F|
|His Royal Air Force||A/PO||PO||FO||FLt||SLdr||WCdr||Gp Capt||ACdre||AVM||AM||ACM||MHRAF|