executive officer


Definition of executive officer

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

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All of a sudden, a strange entity attaches itself to the face of Kane (John Hurt), the executive officer, in a terrifying jump scare. J.b., The Economist, "Forty years later, “Alien” remains at the apex of sci-fi horror films," 5 Sep. 2019 Joseph Arthur Branch, 19, of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Friday to one felony count of resisting an executive officer, one misdemeanor count of participating in a riot and one misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer, court records show. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "7 are charged after fight on H.B. beach sent police officer to hospital," 5 Aug. 2019 Male, 29, arrested on suspicion of obstructing/resisting an executive officer with an apparent minor injury, 100 block 14th Street. Ramona Sentinel, "Sheriff’s Reports: Aug. 25 to Sept. 2," 4 Sep. 2019 Peter Hutchinson, executive officer of Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Illegal charter boat trip halted, Coast Guard says," 13 Aug. 2019 Top executive officers, such as the FBI director, are well aware that those communications are presumptively privileged, and that the privilege belongs to the president. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The DOJ Will Not Prosecute James Comey over Trump Memos," 3 Aug. 2019 The state party and the national party are at odds over how the state picks its executive officers, like Worley. al, "Who’s worse for Alabama: Mike Hubbard or Nancy Worley?," 30 July 2019 Brandon Winarchick, the former Portage County Juvenile Detention Center executive officer, was hired Monday to lead the center where his predecessor resigned after five hours on the job. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland.com, "Questions over first choice bring new pick for acting Cuyahoga County sheriff: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019," 6 Aug. 2019 In the vast majority of cases, Metro could, said Conan Cheung, a senior executive officer overseeing the study. Laura J. Nelson, latimes.com, "L.A. is hemorrhaging bus riders — worsening traffic and hurting climate goals," 27 June 2019

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1776, in the meaning defined above

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