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

Examples of chief warrant officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His grandfather, who served in the military and rose to become a chief warrant officer at the Pentagon, had served as music director at several churches in the area. Javier C. Hernández, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2024 He was promoted to the rank of chief warrant officer 2 in 2020 after serving as part of the guard's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2024 Warrant Officer 1 Aaron Healy, 32, of Cape Coral, Florida, was promoted to chief warrant officer 2, according to the Army. Christopher Leach Lexington Herald-Leader (tns), al, 6 Apr. 2023 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Zachary Esparza, 36, of Jackson, Missouri, was promoted to chief warrant officer 3, according to the Army. Christopher Leach Lexington Herald-Leader (tns), al, 6 Apr. 2023 The unit includes a communications section more than 50 percent larger than that of a typical regiment, including several chief warrant officers with combat experience from Marine Forces Special Operations Command. John Ismay, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chief warrant officer was in 1917

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“Chief warrant officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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chief warrant officer

: a military or naval warrant officer of senior rank
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