commissioned officer

noun

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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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, "How Pete Buttigieg went from war protester to ‘packing my bags for Afghanistan’," 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, "Katy Mills Mall provides substation for police department," 9 June 2019 Any derogatory information uncovered during background checks involving the highest-level White House officials — so called commissioned officers — should be hand-delivered to the White House counsel, Kelly directed. Mike Memoli, NBC News, "White House overhauls security clearance process following revelations," 16 Feb. 2018 Deputies and a sergeant with the state game and fish commission got there around 11 p.m., as detailed in an account that commission officer Brad Young emailed the next day. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, "The strange and deadly saga of 15 circus cats' final week in America," 7 Oct. 2017 Anne Lentz become the first female commissioned officer, to see women raising the colors at the Marine Barracks, to see Staff Sgt. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "The first woman Marine: In 1918, she couldn’t vote but rushed to serve," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of commissioned officer

circa 1663, in the meaning defined above

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commissioned officer

noun
\ kə-ˌmi-shənd-\

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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