warrant officer


Definition of warrant officer

1 : an officer in the armed forces holding rank by virtue of a warrant and ranking above a noncommissioned officer and below a commissioned officer
2 : a commissioned officer ranking below an ensign in the navy or coast guard and below a second lieutenant in the marine corps

Examples of warrant officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web George Lampman, 93, who retired as a Marine Corps warrant officer in 1968 and then managed cafeterias for the General Services Administration until 1992, died June 20 at the home of a daughter in Charlottesville. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 An Afghan warrant officer took a shotgun wound to the chest, and a village child was shot in the leg. Matt Watters, WSJ, 25 June 2021 The Army was also reviewing a Purple Heart application for Johnnie Jones, a Black 101-year-old former warrant officer. Washington Post, 19 June 2021 Warders must have served a minimum of 22 years in the military, achieved the rank of warrant officer or higher, and have an exemplary record of conduct. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2021 After that, Bishai is set to undergo training to become an Army warrant officer at Ft. al, 16 Mar. 2021 All but one of the soldiers were enlisted personnel, with one warrant officer among the injured. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Jan. 2021 As Schoville learned, Baker, who had been a warrant officer, earned an Army commission and went back to Vietnam for a second tour flying low-level reconnaissance missions. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2020 While working in Stuttgart, Mr. Mater met Jeanne Blanc, a warrant officer for the French Army. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of warrant officer

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of warrant officer was in 1693

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9 Aug 2021

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“Warrant officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warrant%20officer. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of warrant officer

: an officer of middle rank in various branches of the armed forces

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Kids Definition of warrant officer

: an officer in the armed forces in one of the grades between commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers


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