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 Darcy Hurley, an administrative staff officer for the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office, said Sandau isn’t on the agency’s list of registered agents. Tom Orsborn,, "San Antonio event planner who won lucrative federal contract makes dubious claims about clients, credentials and business affiliations," 24 May 2020 By the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker, the Resistance basically comprises the Millennium Falcon, a few pilots, maintenance personnel, and staff officers. Angry Staff Officer, Wired, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is a Lesson in Military Opposites," 24 Dec. 2019 Stan Hinatsu, recreation staff officer with the U.S. Forest Service in the Columbia Gorge, said at the time that an assessment would be made after the two new bridges were installed. Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "New bridges installed on Eagle Creek Trail, but hiking remains off-limits," 25 Oct. 2019 Bill served as a line officer aboard the USS Washburn deployed to the Far East, and concluded his honorable service as a staff officer at Great Lakes Naval Training Station., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/12," 12 July 2019 Hooker earned a reputation as a capable staff officer during the Mexican-American War. Globe Staff,, "5 things about ‘Fighting Joe’ Hooker," 19 Mar. 2018 Engineers and staff officers were put to the dangerous duty of supplying the place of both maps and guides. . . Lance Morrow, National Review, "Ulysses Grant’s America and Ours," 2 Nov. 2017 Harward would have come to the job with the experience of a warrior, a commander, an analyst, and a staff officer. Fred Kaplan, Slate Magazine, "By rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of staff officer

1777, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2020

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“Staff officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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

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