chief petty officer


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

Examples of chief petty officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bell, a former chief petty officer in the Navy, has been known for making inflammatory statements. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 This year, Erin Picou and her husband, a chief petty officer in the Coast Guard, have managed to save enough money to pay their mortgage on their home in Texas City. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Sep. 2021 The Navy revokes Cosby’s title of honorary chief petty officer. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 24 June 2020 Her mother was a seamstress, her father a Navy chief petty officer who became a fabric mill foreman after the family moved to Franklin, N.H., 28 Mar. 2021 Besides the prison time, his sentence strips him of his pay and his rank of chief petty officer. Ben Finley, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2021 Pridgen is a native of the Bronx and veteran of Operation Desert Storm, retiring from the U.S. Navy Reserve as a chief petty officer. Michael Williams,, 7 Jan. 2021 The name of the sailor, a chief petty officer who was the first aboard the aircraft carrier to die from the virus, is being withheld until relatives are notified, the Navy said. Ben Kesling, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2020 President Donald Trump pardoned Gallagher in November, restoring him to his rank as chief petty officer. Linda Givetash, NBC News, 27 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of chief petty officer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chief petty officer was in 1865

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“Chief petty officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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


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