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

Examples of commissioned officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best enlisted soldier and non-commissioned officer will earn the honor of representing Alaska at the regional competition. Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 The Russian officer corp and non-commissioned officer corp have been blamed for much of the initial Russian failures. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Before earning his commission, Glover was the first black staff non-commissioned officer to serve in many of his units. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2021 Of the hundreds who enter, two victors emerge: a best soldier, and a best non-commissioned officer. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of commissioned officer

circa 1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Commissioned officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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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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