augmentee

noun

aug·​ment·​ee ˌȯg-ˌmen-ˈtē How to pronounce augmentee (audio)
plural augmentees
: a member of the U.S. military (such as a military reservist or a member of the Navy or Air Force) who is assigned to special duty in a military unit (such as an Army battalion) in order to fill a shortage or to provide particular skills
Shortly after the September 11th attacks, hundreds of these augmentees were mobilized for up to a year and rapidly assimilated into their designated active units.Sean Herron, Twice the Citizen, 2004
Michelle and Tony reached a similar breaking point after the sailor returned from the desert after a tour as an individual augmentee, the Navy's term for sailors sent to serve with ground troops.Timothy J. Gibbons, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), 10 Oct. 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of augmentee was in 1961

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“Augmentee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augmentee. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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