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duty officer

an officer (in the armed forces, police, etc) on duty at a particular time
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Contemporary Examples
  • And the duty officer said, "President Carter is no longer president, and you cannot access that information."

    The Last Ride The Daily Beast January 19, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Now I am told to take over the task of the duty officer who is going on a raid.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • The duty officer (troops) comes to us to pass the time of the morning.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • Jason followed her to the bridge where she relieved the duty officer and began taking readings for the jump-setting.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • If you really need to reach me, call the duty officer at the UDT base and leave a message.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin

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