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 Fort Rucker, in Alabama, would become Fort Novosel, after Michael Novosel, who gave up the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and became a chief warrant officer in the Army, which deployed him to Vietnam. New York Times, 24 May 2022 Jared Jones, chief warrant officer 5 with the Utah National Guard, said at a press conference that the helicopters were attempting to land during routine survivability and mobility mountain training. NBC News, 22 Feb. 2022 Her gunfire missed, prosecutors said, and the chief warrant officer shot her in the stomach with his sidearm. Ken Dilanian, NBC News, 16 Jan. 2022 Hohman, a chief warrant officer, was awarded a Purple Heart, a Legion of Merit and other honors. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2021 That bond was intact on the night the chief warrant officer led a convoy from an Afghan village back to their home base. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2021 Williams stayed in the Marines after the war, eventually rising to the rank of chief warrant officer 4 before retiring in 1969. Jack H. Burke, National Review, 1 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 18 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of chief warrant officer

1917, in the meaning defined above

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: a warrant officer in any of the three top grades


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