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

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Recent Examples on the Web Gallagher was demoted from chief petty officer to petty officer first class and fined two months' wages. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Gallagher case reveals Trump's ignorance of the military, fired Navy secretary writes," 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, "‘Cowards’: Pardoned Eddie Gallagher exposes identities of active SEALs who testified against him," 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, "Who is Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher?," 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, "Six degrees of Rudy: Giuliani's web tangles three Trump controversies," 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, "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

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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 4 Mar. 2021.

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