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chief of staff

Definition of CHIEF OF STAFF

1
:  the ranking officer of a staff in the armed forces serving as principal adviser to a commander
2
:  the ranking officer of the army or air force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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First Known Use of CHIEF OF STAFF

1862

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