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 The former field officer, Edward C. Banfield, became a professor and went on to produce books now better known: The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, a study of Sicily, and The Unheavenly City, a devastating treatment of the naivete of modern urban policy. Amity Shlaes, National Review, 10 Jan. 2024 Following that conversation, field officers returned to Borton’s home to gather more evidence to no avail. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2023 Sometimes orders are inappropriate, perhaps because they are based on dated and incomplete intelligence and may therefore be ignored by even the most diligent field officer. Lawrence Freedman, Foreign Affairs, 14 June 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field officer was in 1642

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“Field officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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