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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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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1917, in the meaning defined above

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: a warrant officer in any of the three top grades

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