Examples of personnel in a Sentence
Women are also underrepresented as police force members, composing less than 13 percent of sworn personnel, despite the proven benefits of having more women in blue, such as less use of excessive force and improved response to domestic violence. —Cortney Rock, Ms., Winter 2007
When the staff returned to the Oval Office, Bush's mood was upbeat, according to a White House aide who was present (and who, like all White House personnel quoted in this story, follows a policy of not being quoted by name). —Richard Wolffe et al., Newsweek, 19 June 2006
The doorway that sheltered them from the rain leads to government offices now, but in Franco's time the building was a political prison. Its personnel and their diligent labours earned the place a charming nom de guerre—the House of Screams. —A. L. Kennedy, On Bullfighting, 1999
The only firm rule is: Armored personnel carriers have the right of way. —P. J. O'Rourke, Holidays in Hell, 1988
Over 10,000 military personnel were stationed in the country.
They've reduced the number of personnel working on the project.
Talk to personnel if you have any questions about your health insurance.
She's the director of personnel.
Recent Examples of personnel from the Web
He was promoted to vice president of player personnel in 1976 after the incumbent, John Alevizos, resigned.
This isn’t the first time Trump has applied a complicated process to a policy or personnel decision.
In her next role, as a personnel manager at the Woodfield Mall store, Leonard traveled to colleges and universities to recruit graduates.
Ms. Yellen’s term ends in February 2018, creating the next Fed personnel decision confronting Mr. Trump.
More than 3,000 soldiers, marines and air force personnel are involved in the fighting, backed by more than 30 assault aircraft, military officials said.
It was set inside the White House, and not the Pentagon, to ensure that the military, with its massive resources and personnel, would not dominate foreign policy planning.
The September documents make numerous references to Silverton personnel, who were overseen by TigerSwan, attending protests in Iowa.
Military personnel and their immediate family can use this 15-percent off coupon through July 4.
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Origin and Etymology of personnel
French, from German Personale, Personal, from Medieval Latin personale, from Late Latin, neuter of personalis personal
First Known Use: 1837
PERSONNEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of personnel for English Language Learners
: the people who work for a particular company or organization
: a department within a company or organization that deals with the people who work for it
PERSONNEL Defined for Kids
Definition of personnel for Students
: a group of people employed in a business or an organization
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