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 The jury sentenced Gallagher to demotion from chief petty officer (E-7) to petty officer first class (E-6). Noah Feldman, Twin Cities, "Noah Feldman: Trump, the Navy SEAL and the Trident Pin," 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, "Who is Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher?," 25 Nov. 2019 Williams, a petty officer first class at the Tactical Operations Center at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, was originally absentee booked after being hospitalized for an apparent overdose, police said. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "DNA confirms remains are those of missing Florida 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams," 25 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. New York Times, "Who Is Edward Gallagher, the SEAL the Navy Wants to Expel?," 24 Nov. 2019 Consequently, he was demoted from chief petty office to petty officer first class. NBC News, "Defense secretary says Trump ordered him to allow SEAL in war crimes case to keep status," 25 Nov. 2019 Though Gallagher could have been demoted to the lowest rank in the service as a result, the top admiral in the Navy decided in October to demote him by just one step, to petty officer first class. BostonGlobe.com, "In a statement released by the White House late Friday, Trump announced that he was ordering the full pardon of Clint Lorance, a former Army lieutenant, from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where he is serving a 19-year sentence for the murder of two civilians.," 17 Nov. 2019 Though Chief Gallagher could have been demoted to the lowest rank in the service as a result, the top admiral in the Navy decided in October to demote him by just one step, to petty officer first class. New York Times, "Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases," 15 Nov. 2019 The mother, a petty officer first class at the Tactical Operations Center at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, has stayed on the base since police last spoke to her. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Mother of missing 5-year-old girl in Florida now a person of interest, police say," 11 Nov. 2019

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Petty officer first class.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petty%20officer%20first%20class. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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