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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stephen Pickard, a former epidemiology field officer for the CDC in North Dakota who has been moderating the state’s vaccination ethics committee, said his email inbox is filling up with requests from organizations seeking to beat one another out for priority. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2020 Still, Keron Blair, chief organizing and field officer for the New Georgia Project, a voting rights group, said some voters are concerned. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2022 In our case, the process of ordering water involved a field officer using paper forms to request approval from a field manager, who would issue a voucher. Sheeraz Memon, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022 Entirely self-taught, Pitseolak providentially connected with James Houston, an artist, writer, government field officer and Indiana-Jones-style swashbuckler. New York Times, 1 June 2022 There were many real estate and finance industry people in attendance, including a field officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is backing the project's $43 million, 40-year mortgage. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field officer was in 1642

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“Field officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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