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Lieutenant is a rank of the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. The equivalent rank in the Royal Canadian Navy is "sub-lieutenant". A naval lieutenant is one rank superior to the army rank of lieutenant and the naval rank of sub-lieutenant.
Lieutenants and sub-lieutenants are equivalent to ranks with a NATO code of OF-1.
The rank insignia of a lieutenant is one ½-inch (13 mm) stripe with a ¼-inch (6.4 mm) stripe above it. The rank insignia of a sub-lieutenant is a ¼-inch (6.4 mm) stripe with one ½-inch (13 mm) stripe with the executive curl above it. On CADPAT and flying uniforms, the bars are olive drab on army slip-ons, dark blue on air force slip-ons, and black on navy slip-ons. On dress uniforms, all officers' stripes are gold thread.
The British pronunciation "lef-tenant" is used by the Canadian Armed Forces, but the American pronunciation of "loo-tenant" is sometimes heard.
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Canadian Forces|
|NATO rank code||Student Officer||OF-1||OF-2||OF-3||OF-4||OF-5||OF-6
|Royal Canadian Navy||NCdt||A/SLt||SLt||Lt(N)||LCdr||Cdr||Capt||Cmdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm
|Canadian Army||OCdt||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||LCol||Col||BGen||MGen||LGen||Gen||Not used|
|Royal Canadian Air Force||OCdt||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||LCol||Col||BGen||MGen||LGen||Gen||Not used|
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