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 Despite their success in the classroom, Navy officials decided that only 12 would be commissioned and a 13th would be made a warrant officer. Dan C. Goldberg, Time, "How the U.S. Navy’s First Black Officers Helped Reshape the American Military," 19 May 2020 Garcia, a sheriff’s deputy and warrant officer with 34 years in law enforcement, said inadequate policies and procedures at the jail have contributed to the erroneous releases. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Sheriff faces seven challengers as he seeks a second term, which San Antonio voters haven’t granted in a decade," 27 Feb. 2020 Monfort, a retired warrant officer helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army who began his FAA career in 2009, has filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Washington Post, "Senator wants probe of Hawaii FAA office after 3 crashes," 1 Feb. 2020 Garcia, a deputy and warrant officer at the Sheriff’s Office with 34 total years in law enforcement, said inadequate policies and procedures at the jail have contributed to the improper releases and other security risks. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Challengers call Bexar County Sheriff Salazar to task as San Antonio races start to heat up," 16 Jan. 2020 Her husband, Joe Kent, a retired Green Beret warrant officer, said an obscure regulation derailed her education plans. Fox News, "Lawmaker wants US Navy ship to be named after female service member killed in Syria," 15 June 2019 Kate gave shamrocks to officers and warrant officers at the St. Patrick's Day parade. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William's St. Patrick's Day PDA Was So Sweet," 17 Mar. 2019 As Hello! magazine reports, Kate handed out shamrocks at the parade to officers and warrant officers in the Irish Guards, a tradition started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, who was married to Edward VII. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Celebrates St. Patrick's Day 2019 in a Custom Alexander McQueen Coat," 17 Mar. 2019 Handing out sprigs of shamrock to officers and warrant officers amongst the 350 troops, Duchess Kate looked thrilled to meet their mascot, Domnhall the Irish Wolfhound. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Duchess of Cambridge stuns in emerald St. Patrick’s Day look," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of warrant officer

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Warrant officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warrant%20officer. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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