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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Price, who retired after 23 years as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and now serves as a supply technician for the VA hospital in Hampton, knows the value of discipline and a relentless attitude. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame's Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has all the attributes to be wrecking ball at rover," 7 June 2019 Liz Zimmerman is a mother of two teenage daughters and a toddler who lives with her husband, a Navy chief petty officer, in Bettendorf, Iowa, just across the river from the Rock Island military facility. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, "TurboTax Uses A “Military Discount” to Trick Troops Into Paying to File Their Taxes," 23 May 2019 In addition, the Navy is examining one charge of dereliction of duty against a chief petty officer, a senior enlisted leader on the ship. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide," 16 Jan. 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. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide," 16 Jan. 2018 Kevin Graham was a chief petty officer, who served 22 years in active and reserve duty. Tonya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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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chief petty officer

noun

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

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