executive officer


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 Chief executive officer John Pagano didn’t say which banks would be providing the loans. Vivian Nereim, Bloomberg.com, "Saudi Tourism Megaproject Near to Closing $3.7 Billion Loan," 1 Nov. 2020 Ichiro Yamada, executive officer for securities investment at Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, said the exchange should explain clearly what caused the trading halt. Suryatapa Bhattacharya And Kosaku Narioka, WSJ, "Tokyo Stock Exchange Trading Is Halted by System Problem," 1 Oct. 2020 This year, role of executive officer falls to Joshua Elms, a 17-year-old from Phoenix. Washington Post, "As schools everywhere go virtual, a military academy in rural Virginia opens in person. Will it work?," 29 Aug. 2020 Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman in Navy history to hold the title of executive officer, or XO, of a nuclear aircraft carrier. CBS News, "Profiles in Service: Meet the Navy's first female executive officer of a nuclear aircraft carrier," 12 Nov. 2018 Clayton Rodgers, assistant executive officer for Central California’s water board, said his agency had for years let CalGEM take the lead. ProPublica, "Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.," 18 Sep. 2020 The show also hopes to dismantle stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness, said CASS executive officer Lisa Glow. Michelle Rogers, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Lottery to present event benefiting CASS," 9 Sep. 2020 Air quality has continued to nosedive across Southern California, with the looming smoke creating a plume up and down the West Coast stretching more than 1,000 miles, said Philip Fine, deputy executive officer of the South Coast AQMD. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Bobcat fire grows to nearly 30,000 acres, smoke chokes L.A. Basin this weekend," 12 Sep. 2020 Melendrez is executive officer of equity and engagement at Southwestern College and a co-founder and co-president of an equity and inclusion firm. Zaneta Salde Encarnacion, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: Trump’s ban on diversity training is misguided. The training is neither divisive nor un-American.," 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of executive officer

1776, in the meaning defined above

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5 Nov 2020

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“Executive officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20officer. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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