commissioned officer


Definition of commissioned officer

: an officer of the armed forces holding by a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above

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Recent Examples on the Web There's a uniform worn by Roberta Wells Leidner, a non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Marines, who worked in public affairs. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2021 Any of these actions would end an officer or senior non-commissioned officer’s (NCO) career. Robert M. Berg, National Review, 19 May 2021 Columbia, South Carolina — A White Army non-commissioned officer seen in a viral video accosting and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood has been charged with third-degree assault. CBS News, 15 Apr. 2021 McCauley was then recognized by George Washington himself as a non-commissioned officer. Cassandra Good, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Mar. 2021 According to Francisco, the department has about 350 employees in total, 205 of whom are commissioned officers. Connor Van Ligten, azcentral, 15 Apr. 2020 The non-commissioned officer in charge of all White House communications for the army at Mar-a-Lago pleaded guilty to lying to investigators during a child pornography investigation. Mario Ariza,, 28 Sep. 2019 Because of his pedigree, Buttigieg glided straight into the Navy Reserve's direct-commission officers program, bypassing the more time-consuming training route of other branches. Author: Steve Hendrix, Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2019 At that time, Diaz told council the department had 63 total commissioned officers, seven officers in training and two vacancies that were being filled. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of commissioned officer

circa 1663, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2021

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“Commissioned officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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commissioned officer

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Kids Definition of commissioned officer

: an officer in the armed forces who ranks above the enlisted persons or warrant officers and who is appointed by the President

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