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

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Kevin Graham was a chief petty officer, who served 22 years in active and reserve duty. Tonya Alanez,, "Man found floating in ocean was known as 'Joe Navy,' relatives say," 27 Mar. 2018 In addition, the Navy is examining one charge of dereliction of duty against a chief petty officer, a senior enlisted leader on the ship. Author: Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, "Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide," 17 Jan. 2018 His father was a Navy chief petty officer, and he was raised primarily by an aunt and uncle in Harborcreek, Pa. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Paul Weitz, astronaut who helped repair Skylab and commanded space shuttle, dies at 85," 24 Oct. 2017 Navy Chief Aviation Electronics Technician James Mutka from Crown Point was recently promoted to chief petty officer, which only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year. Post-Tribune, "Crown Point native gets 'Navy Chief' promotion," 22 Sep. 2017

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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

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