executive officer


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Erin transferred to a military-intelligence battalion in Texas to become its executive officer. C.j. Chivers, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023 The superintendent would be the board’s secretary and executive officer. cleveland, 16 Jan. 2023 Levchin is the same caliber of executive as Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Twitter as well as co-founder, principal executive officer and chairperson of Block, but more grounded, Dolev said. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2023 Under the plan, seven out of every eight images on the digital signs would show advertising, said Holly Rockwell, a senior executive officer at Metro who oversees the agency’s real estate program. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2023 Fontes, who previously served as Maricopa County recorder, is the first Hispanic secretary of state and the first Hispanic executive officer in Arizona’s statehouse in 48 years. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 14 Nov. 2022 Demand is so intense in the North Texas construction industry that wages rose 10% over the last year for high-demand framers, bricklayers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers, said Phil Crone, executive officer at the Dallas Builders Association. Dallas News, 20 Jan. 2022 Buchannon was a past member of the Jefferson County, Bessemer Division Death Investigation Team and the Mobile Field Force, as well as an Honor Guard executive officer and commander. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 16 Jan. 2023 An executive officer with the Commemorative Air Force airbase in Georgia identified a fourth person who died as former United Airlines pilot Craig Hutain, 63, of Montgomery, Texas. Dallas News, 13 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 29 Mar. 2023.

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