executive officer

noun

Definition of 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 Cameron Aljilani, was relieved of duty, as were the executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Brad Lendon, CNN, 4 Nov. 2021 Sara Rees, South Coast Air Quality Management District’s deputy executive officer of planning and rural development, said fine particles aren’t the only danger. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Hokanson assigned his executive officer to help, and together with the former CIA officer, Masoud began staying up late into the night calling US contacts inside the Kabul airport to try to organize a bus that could bring his family in. Katie Bo Lillis, CNN, 20 Oct. 2021 Racial discrimination allegations and an executive officer's suicide could be a recipe for a PR nightmare. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Phil Blair, executive officer of staffing agency Manpower West, said workers waiting to return to the work force continues to be a concern. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2021 Michael Ray, the executive officer; and Command Master Chief Jose Hernandez — for not effectively ensuring the readiness and condition of the ship. NBC News, 20 Oct. 2021 Robert Jacobs, executive officer of the KBI, reported on the work of the agency’s Catholic Clergy Taskforce last week during a hearing of a state legislative committee. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2021 Michael Ray, the executive officer; and Command Master Chief Jose Hernandez — for not effectively ensuring the readiness and condition of the ship. Lolita C. Baldor, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of executive officer

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of executive officer was in 1776

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Last Updated

30 Nov 2021

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“Executive officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20officer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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