executive officer


: the officer second in command of a military or naval organization or vessel

Examples of executive officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the 533 top executive officers across these companies, white men were 7 in 10. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 3 June 2024 The board of directors appointed Dave Nielsen, CEO of Overstock, to serve as the company’s president and principal executive officer. Alexandra Harrell, Sourcing Journal, 3 Sep. 2019 With no way to contact Moscow, the final decision about whether to deploy the nuclear weapons fell to the submarine's executive officer, Vasily Arkhipov. Rebecca Messina, theweek, 25 Apr. 2024 These supporters of presidential authority eagerly got onboard with Trump’s efforts to rid himself of administrative constraints and of executive officers who refused to do his bidding. Stephen I. Vladeck, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2021 See all Example Sentences for executive officer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of executive officer was in 1776

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“Executive officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20officer. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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