This article deals with the rank used in the MACOs and Marines. For a similarly named Starfleet rank, see lieutenant.

Second lieutenant is the lowest officer rank used by the MACOs and Federation Marines, superior to enlisted grades and subordinate to first lieutenant and captain. This grade is often called a 'company officer' grade for being in companies and platoons. Normally, a second lieutenant commands a platoon containing about 30 marines.

They receive their commission upon completion of Officer Candidate School (OCS) or the Recruit Officer Training Corps (ROTC). An university style education is required to attend OCS and ROTC is a university program to recruit officers into their respective branches.

MACO lieutenants did not appear in Star Trek: Enterprise to avoid audience confusion over rank names.

This rank is also used in the Bajoran Militia and other armies. (DS9)

The rank is equivalent to the Starfleet rank of ensign, and lieutenant in the Federation Starfighter Corps.

History[edit | edit source]

The term comes from the armies and marines of Earth. The United States Army abbreviation was 2LT; the Marine Corps used 2ndLt.

Insignia[edit | edit source]

MACO Klingon
ground troops
Bajoran Militia
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Tal Shiar Federation
Marine Corps
UESPA Kellarian
Ground Forces
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Enlisted ranks Etc Officer ranks Flag ranks
Bajoran Militia Pvt
PFC
LCpl
Cpl
Sgt
SSgt
GySgt
MSgt
SgtMaj
SMBM 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj FCol Col BGen MajGen LtGen Gen GBM
Kellarian System
Defense Force

(Navy & Ground forces)
(Star Trek: Remington)
CR
CN
PO2
PO1
CPO SCPO MCPO ENS SLT LT SCDR CDR CAPT CDRE VADM ADM FADM
PVT
PFC
CPL
SGT
SSG MSG SGM 3LT 2LT 1LT MAJ LTCOL COL MGEN LGEN GEN CGEN
Klingon Defense Force
(Ground forces & navy)
Bekk Cpl Sgt MSgt SgtMaj 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt
(HoH)
Maj LtCol Col Brig
('ech)
LtGen Gen
(Sa')
PO2 PO1 CPO MCPO ENS LTJG LT
(Sogh)
LCDR CDR
(la')
CAPT
(HoD)
CDRE
(totlh)
VADM ADM


MACO PV1
PV2
PFC
CPL
SGT
SSG
SFC
MSG SGM

CSM

WO 2LT 1LT CPT MAJ LTC COL BG MG LTG GEN MSHL
Romulan ranks
(Ground forces, Navy & Tal Shiar)
Trooper Sergeant SubLt Lt Capt Maj Cent
Col
Gen MajGen
Uhlan Petty officer Cent SCdr Cdr Cgen Adm (Ar'nal)
2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Col Gen
Decurion ACent
(erein)
SubLt
(erei'arrain)
Lt
(arrain)
Cent
(enarrain)
SCdr
(erei'riov)
Cdr
(riov)
SAdm
(khre'riov)
VAdm
(erei'enriov)
Adm
(enriov)
HAdm
(rahaen'enriov)
FAdm
(khre'enriov)


Federation
Marine Corps
Pvt
PFC
LCpl
Cpl
Sgt
SSgt
GySgt
MSgt
1st
Sgt
MGySgt
SgtMaj
SMOMC
WO

Cdt

2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj LtCol Col
BCol
BGen MajGen LtGen Gen GCorps
UESPA REC
PVT
PFC
CPL
SGT
SSG
SFC
MSG SGM

SMU

2LT 1LT CPT MAJ LTC COL BG MG LTG GEN MSHL

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