petty officer first class

noun

Definition of petty officer first class

: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a petty officer second class and below a chief petty officer

Examples of petty officer first class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams, a former Navy petty officer first class, called the sheriff’s office Nov. 6, 2019, and reported that her daughter, Taylor, was missing and that the back door to her home was unlocked, officials said. NBC News, 5 Mar. 2022 Williams was a Naval petty officer first class at the time of her arrest and worked at the Tactical Operations Center at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 3 Mar. 2022 Gallagher was demoted from chief petty officer to petty officer first class and fined two months' wages. Alex Johnson, NBC News, 28 Nov. 2019 David Shaw, a former petty officer first class, told Stars and Stripes that Gallagher’s decision to include the testimony along with each member’s name and rank could threaten operational security for those still in active duty. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, 28 Jan. 2020 The jury also ordered that the chief be demoted one rank to petty officer first class, a step that became a point of contention. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Nov. 2019 Gallagher was convicted of posing for a picture with the corpse, and the court ordered him to be dropped in rank from chief to petty officer first class. Dareh Gregorian, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2019 The jury sentenced Gallagher to demotion from chief petty officer (E-7) to petty officer first class (E-6). Noah Feldman, Twin Cities, 29 Nov. 2019 The jury also ordered that the chief be demoted one rank to petty officer first class, a step that became a point of contention. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of petty officer first class

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Petty officer first class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petty%20officer%20first%20class. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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