master chief petty officer

noun

: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a senior chief petty officer

Examples of master chief petty officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Falke served for 21 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a master chief petty officer. Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News, 16 Dec. 2022 Later this month, Imel is posting a profile of Ortloff, who retired as the Navy fleet master chief petty officer for Europe and Africa. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of master chief petty officer was in 1958

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“Master chief petty officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master%20chief%20petty%20officer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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master chief petty officer

noun
: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a senior chief petty officer
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