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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Recent Examples on the Web 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., "Marie Mongan, who popularized hypnobirthing, dies at 86," 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, "Navy SEAL sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2017 hazing death of Green Beret Logan Melgar," 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,, "Oakland police commission approves 4 candidates for next chief; final decision rests with Schaaf," 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, "Sailor From USS Theodore Roosevelt Dies From Covid-19," 13 Apr. 2020 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,, "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

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First Known Use of chief petty officer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Chief petty officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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

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