senior chief petty officer

noun

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

Examples of senior chief petty officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The families include a mother who is a major in the Army, a father who is an active-duty Navy ensign, a father who is a senior chief petty officer in the Navy and a father who is an active-duty technical sergeant in the Air Force, according to the lawsuit. CBS News, 31 Aug. 2022 In September 2020, Nauta was promoted to senior chief petty officer, a significant career advancement. Shane Harris, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2022 Owens, a senior chief petty officer, was killed in action on Jan. 29, 2017, on a mission in Yemen. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Owens, a senior chief petty officer, had a tremendous 18-year career with hundreds of combat missions before paying the ultimate price when he was killed in action on Jan. 29, 2017, on a successful mission in Yemen. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Last year, he was medically retired from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2021 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, 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, 4 Aug. 2020 White retired from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer in 2004, his mother said. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

senior chief petty officer

noun
: a naval petty officer with a rank just below that of a master chief petty officer
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