executive officer

noun

Definition of executive officer

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

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The Fitzgerald’s captain, executive officer, and command master chief were all relieved of duty after the collision, as was the commander of Destroyer Squadron 15 and Task Force 70. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Secret Probe Into USS Fitzgerald Disaster Revealed a Ship in Appalling Shape," 14 Jan. 2019 In France, one of the bigger economies to adopt Norway-like reforms, 50% of directors at the largest companies are women, but 14% of senior executive officers are women. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "To Shatter the Glass Ceiling, Don’t Force It," 8 Sep. 2018 Jesse Salame, assistant executive officer, said investigators have identified a suspect or suspects in Williams’ case and forwarded the information to the district attorney’s office on Jan. 10. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, "Six months after a sex-crimes detective was fired, a woman still waits for justice," 16 Apr. 2018 About 15 to 20 of the 130 unaccompanied children seen daily have been separated from their parents, said Monique Grame, a Border Patrol executive officer. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Texas Border Patrol center where immigrant families are separated draws lawmakers, protest," 18 June 2018 Clark, 51, is charged with three counts of arson, resisting arrest and deterring an executive officer. Fox News, "Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court," 9 Aug. 2018 As for the gliders, CARB's deputy executive officer, Steve Cliff, went to Washington in December to protest the potential rollback of the regulations. Dale Kasler, sacbee, "California's pollution cops crack down on big rigs. That might start a fight with Trump | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Feb. 2018 Stockholders also voted to approve the 2017 compensation paid to the company’s named executive officers and a charter amendment eliminating a provision that limits voting of share ownership to 15 percent of the outstanding shares. baltimoresun.com, "T. Rowe Price Group boosts stock repurchase plan, votes in new independent director," 26 Apr. 2018 Stephen Cabelus was promoted from sergeant and will serve as executive officer in Southbury. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Nine Troopers Promoted At State Police Ceremony," 26 May 2018

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1776, in the meaning defined above

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