field officer


Definition of field officer

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps of the rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, or major — compare company officer, general officer

Examples of field officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web John Fabbricatore, 47, spent much of 2019 as acting field officer director. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, "ICE appoints new field office director in Denver," 27 May 2020 During a trial in 2011 for a Muslim immigrant who sued USCIS over lengthy delays in his application for citizenship, a USCIS field officer let slip that the immigrant was being vetted through CARRP. CNN, "A shadowy federal program is ensnaring thousands of Muslim immigrants," 3 Oct. 2019 In recent years, with the loose dog problem so bad in southern Dallas, field officers checked out every complaint. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "How the dogs and cats are faring since the coronavirus locked the doors of the Dallas animal shelter," 6 Apr. 2020 That turned out to be Martyn Jamieson, a naturalist and a part-time field officer for the RSPB. Washington Post, "Exploring the rich grasslands, meadows and wildflowers of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 That turned out to be Martyn Jamieson, a naturalist and a part-time field officer for the RSPB. Adrian Higgins,, "Exploring the wild beauty of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 To reduce euthanasia rates, management discouraged field officers from impounding strays. Alicia Parlapiano, New York Times, "Why Euthanasia Rates at Animal Shelters Have Plummeted," 3 Sep. 2019 On Saturday, while organizers at their field officers supervised phone-banking and volunteer trainings, Knapp and Saling went knocking on doors. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "What It's Like to Be a Presidential Campaign Field Organizer," 12 Dec. 2019 The chief added that Sayago serves as a mentor, possesses a positive attitude and work ethnic and serves on the field officer training committee. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "American Legion shines spotlight on Katy first responders," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of field officer

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Field officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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