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 Tall and broad-shouldered, with half-rim glasses and dark eyes, Petersen, 56, had spent his three-decade career in Idaho’s Upper Snake Region, first as a fish technician and eventually as a field officer and supervisor of 14 patrol officers. Natalie Schachar, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 The Marine Corps confirmed that Warnagiris is an active-duty field officer, currently assigned to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Staff Training Program in Quantico, Virgnia, the Marine Corps Times reported. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 14 May 2021 Delany, a champion of black nationalism, went on to become the highest-ranking black field officer during the Civil War. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2021 John Fabbricatore, 47, spent much of 2019 as acting field officer director. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 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, 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, 6 Apr. 2020 That turned out to be Martyn Jamieson, a naturalist and a part-time field officer for the RSPB. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2019 That turned out to be Martyn Jamieson, a naturalist and a part-time field officer for the RSPB. Adrian Higgins,, 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of field officer

1642, in the meaning defined above

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9 Dec 2021

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“Field officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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