commanding officer


commanding officer

noun

: an officer who is in charge of a group of people in the military or of a military camp or base

Full Definition of COMMANDING OFFICER

:  an officer in command; especially :  an officer in the armed forces in command of an organization or installation

Examples of COMMANDING OFFICER

  1. He reported the incident to his commanding officer.
  2. <reported directly to the fort's commanding officer>

First Known Use of COMMANDING OFFICER

1720

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