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 The name of Piritz, a staff officer with Carrier Strike Group 1 on the Carl Vinson from 2009 to 2011, appears unredacted in a prosecution exhibit from Steinberger’s court-martial. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2022 Unlike Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a politician-cum-general, and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, reputedly the designer of the original attack plan for Ukraine, Gen. Dvornikov is not a staff officer in Moscow. Mark Kimmitt, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2022 In 2013, then Lieutenant Colonel Jason Amerine, who tried to broker a deal while working as an Army staff officer tasked with helping bring home Bowe Bergdahl, floated Noorzai’s name to the Taliban. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of staff officer

1777, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2022

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“Staff officer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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