company officer

noun

Definition of company officer

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps of the rank of captain, first lieutenant, or second lieutenant

called also company grade officer

— compare field officer, general officer

Examples of company officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charles Lumpkin, a company officer, uttered the n-word to his cadets in an episode that has not been previously reported. Michael Melia, courant.com, "Racial Climate At Coast Guard Academy Faces New Scrutiny," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of company officer

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Company officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/company%20officer. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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