chief of naval operations

noun phrase

Definition of chief of naval operations

: the ranking officer of the navy and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

First Known Use of chief of naval operations

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Chief of naval operations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chief%20of%20naval%20operations. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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