com·​man·​dant | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌdänt How to pronounce commandant (audio) , -ˌdant \

Definition of commandant

Examples of commandant in a Sentence

the commandant of a naval district
Recent Examples on the Web Fagan currently serves as vice commandant of the Coast Guard, the second highest role in the military branch, and would be the first woman to lead both the Coast Guard and a U.S. armed service. Emma Hinchliffe And Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 The current commandant, Adm. Karl Schultz, will retire on May 31, and the committee oversees and confirms all Coast Guard promotions. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2022 State-run Khabar 24 also reported the bodies of two officers were found beheaded, citing the commandant's office of Almaty. Katharina Krebs, Tara John And Anna Chernova, CNN, 6 Jan. 2022 The Marine Corps, for its part, should continue the reforms of its commandant, General David Berger. Jerry Hendrix, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 The requests were then forwarded to to a three-member religious accommodation review board, health services and the service’s legal office before landing on the desk of a deputy commandant for final approval. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2021 The chairman, Army Gen. Mark Milley, and the Marine commandant, Gen. David Berger were among the latest to have positive tests. Lolita C. Baldor, ajc, 24 Jan. 2022 The Marine Corps said its commandant, Gen. David Berger, also has COVID-19. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2022 Marines can appeal any denials to the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. Lolita C. Baldor, ajc, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of commandant

1687, in the meaning defined above

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com·​man·​dant | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌdant How to pronounce commandant (audio) , -ˌdänt \

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: an officer who is in charge of a group of soldiers

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