chief warrant officer


Definition of chief warrant officer

: a warrant officer of senior rank in the armed forces also : a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking below an ensign

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Recent Examples on the Web Peter Grammer, who retired from the Army as a master sergeant, recalled when his father, Oscar Grammer, a chief warrant officer, was stationed in Mannheim in the early 1950s. Alexis Clark, New York Times, "When Jim Crow Reigned Amid the Rubble of Nazi Germany," 19 Feb. 2020 The jury is composed of five enlisted men, including a Navy SEAL and four Marines, plus a Navy commander and a Marine chief warrant officer. Washington Post, "Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged he ‘got’ victim with knife," 18 June 2019 Bobby Hanson retired from the Army in 1993 as a chief warrant officer. Martin E. Comas,, "Winter Park Vietnam War veteran, who died from Agent Orange effects, to be honored in Washington, D.C.," 13 June 2019 David Coan, a 35-year-old chief warrant officer based at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, has applied to be a part of the new cyber force after serving 17 years in the Marine Corps. Washington Post, "Marine Corps weighs wooing older members for new cyber force," 9 June 2018 Jay Groff, 95, a chief warrant officer 4 in the Air Force who retired in 1970 after 30 years of military service, died Jan. 3 at a care center at Fort Belvoir, Va. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chief warrant officer

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Chief warrant officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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: a warrant officer in any of the three top grades

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