staff officer


Definition of staff officer

: a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff — compare line officer

Examples of staff officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1940, Roenne, then a staff officer, had pulled my reservist father into intelligence work for Foreign Armies West (FHW) in France, where his education and language skills would be useful. Sigrid Macrae, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 Seated to my left at dinner was a godson of Hasso von Boehmer, a senior staff officer who was executed for anti-Hitler activities. Sigrid Macrae, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 Bravo has worked for the county for eight years in different positions, including staff officer and project manager for the chief administrative officer. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021 Donna Smiley, chief staff officer for audiology at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, agrees. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Robert Tryon, chief staff officer for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 7, is serving as the acting commanding officer, Schwegman said. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Dec. 2020 Reed previously served in the Army in the 82nd Airborne Division as a platoon leader, company commander and battalion staff officer before becoming a professor at the U.S. Military Academy. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2020 Kevin Lehto, assistant recreation staff officer for Coconino National Forest, suggests checking ski-area webcams and the Flagstaff LEAF-ometer for clues to local hot spots at their peak. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 22 Sep. 2020 In one instance, a staff officer came home from a mission, went to their apartment, and fell asleep in the bedroom. Matt Farwell, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of staff officer

1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Staff officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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: an officer who is a member of a military commander's staff


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