chief petty officer

noun

Definition of chief petty officer

: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a petty officer first class and below a senior chief petty officer

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Recent Examples on the Web President Donald Trump pardoned Gallagher in November, restoring him to his rank as chief petty officer. Linda Givetash, NBC News, "Navy SEALs spoke against pardoned platoon chief, leaked video reveals," 27 Dec. 2019 There had been debate on whether the Navy would strip Gallagher of his Trident pin, ousting him from the prestigious SEALs after he was demoted from chief petty officer to a 1st class petty officer following his July conviction. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Eddie Gallagher's fellow SEALs describe him as 'toxic,' 'evil' in leaked videos," 28 Dec. 2019 Parlatore said then that ruling would cost Gallagher up to $200,000 in retirement funds because of his loss of rank from a chief petty officer to a 1st class petty officer. Julie Watson, chicagotribune.com, "Attorney says the Navy is retaliating against SEAL whose rank was restored by Trump after being convicted of posing with a dead body," 20 Nov. 2019 The chief petty officer had himself received less than an hour of instruction. T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, "The Navy installed touch-screen steering systems to save money.," 20 Dec. 2019 The president stepped in after restoring Gallagher’s rank to chief petty officer and granting clemency to two other U.S. military officers. Fox News, "Navy scraps review for three SEAL officers in Eddie Gallagher case," 28 Nov. 2019 Gallagher was demoted from chief petty officer to petty officer first class and fined two months' wages. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Gallagher case reveals Trump's ignorance of the military, fired Navy secretary writes," 28 Nov. 2019 Gallagher was demoted from chief petty officer to a 1st class petty officer after his conviction by a military jury. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, "Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy," 25 Nov. 2019 He was demoted from chief petty officer to a 1st class petty officer. Robert Burns, The Denver Post, "Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of chief petty officer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Chief petty officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chief%20petty%20officer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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chief petty officer

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: a petty officer in the navy or coast guard ranking below a senior chief petty officer

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