general officer


: any of the officers in the army, air force, or marine corps above colonel compare company officer, field officer, flag officer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Efflandt, the report stated eight officers and non-commissioned officers would be given general officer memorandums of reprimand, with another person told they’ll be relieved. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Apr. 2021 Each general officer was given a portion of tickets for the event, McKee spokesman Matthew Sheaff said. Globe Staff,, 29 Dec. 2022 In the coming weeks the Biden administration plans to name its military mission supporting Ukraine and appoint a general officer to lead the training and assistance effort, U.S. officials said. James Marson, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 Shepherd is the second Black general officer in the Arkansas Army National Guard. Teresa Moss, Arkansas Online, 13 June 2022 Officials said the verdict marks the first court-martial trial and conviction of a general officer in the Air Force’s 75-year history. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of general officer was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“General officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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