senior chief petty officer

noun

Definition of senior chief petty officer

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Shannon Kent, a 36-year-old senior chief petty officer with the Navy, was killed in January 2019 in a suicide bombing in Syria. Arkansas Online, "Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military," 6 Sep. 2020 Her father, during his 23-year Navy career, rose to the rank of senior chief petty officer, an almost unheard of accomplishment for an African American, retiring by the late ’70s. David Buice, Dallas News, "10 tips for motivating, inspiring and preparing girls to pursue STEM," 4 Aug. 2020 White retired from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer in 2004, his mother said. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "No foul play suspected in death of Navy veteran found in apartment after 3 years," 26 Nov. 2019 The Navy vet served his country for 26 years before retiring last October as a senior chief petty officer. Fox News, "Navy vet donates Gold Star families' stories of fallen service members to Library of Congress," 2 Nov. 2019 Cory, a senior chief petty officer, is gearing up for his eighth deployment. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Nonprofit links veterans to youths who lost military parent," 21 June 2018 Friday’s incident marked the first time a U.S. service member has died in action in Somalia since Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a senior chief petty officer, was killed in May of last year in a firefight with al-Shabab militants. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "U.S. special operations soldier killed, four service members wounded in Somalia attack," 8 June 2018 Friday's incident marked the first time a U.S. service member has died in action in Somalia since Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a senior chief petty officer, was killed in May of last year in a firefight with al-Shabab militants. Paul Sonne, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. special operations soldier killed, four service members wounded in Somalia attack," 8 June 2018 O’Neill left the Navy in 2012 as a senior chief petty officer and has since taken up a career in public speaking. Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post, "Even the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden thinks Trump’s military parade is a bad idea," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of senior chief petty officer

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of senior chief petty officer was circa 1960

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“Senior chief petty officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senior%20chief%20petty%20officer. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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senior chief petty officer

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: a petty officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a chief petty officer

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