Army. a commander of any rank from second lieutenant to colonel.
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How to use commanding officer in a sentence
It would allow the use of tear gas, but only at the direction of the commanding officer at the scene.Sacramento Report: Where 3 Police Reform Measures Stand | Sara Libby | July 16, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Christopher Bronzi, the commanding officer of the 15th Expeditionary Unit.Deadly Marine Corps disaster at sea was ‘tragic’ and ‘preventable,’ investigation finds | Dan Lamothe | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Before speaking publicly about Reed, Davis notified her commanding officers and the Army’s Office of Public Affairs.Former lobbyist accuses Rep. Tom Reed, a potential Cuomo challenger, of sexual misconduct | Beth Reinhard | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He had a tune that he wanted to share with that commanding officer, the one who directed him to the piano.This couple hit their stride after years of hard work. Then covid-19 hit them. | Petula Dvorak | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Then came a story about beating one of his commanding officers almost to death for the way he had spoken to Chris.
He would not surrender, however, until he had a direct order from his commanding officer.
Bud was my commanding officer; but, more, he was my inspiration—as he was for all the men who were privileged to serve under him.
Captain XXXX is now the commanding officer of a LAPD police station (West LA division).
As a commanding officer, he is now responsible for over 200 officers.
I lost my position as a commanding officer of a Naval Security Forces reserve unit at NAS Fallon because of the LAPD.
One thing is certain, that her sex never was known until her father applied to her commanding officer to seek her.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
"I have arranged for two excellent men to act as your strikers," continued the commanding officer.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
Entering the head-quarters of the commanding officer one day, I saw a thin, spare colored woman sitting before the fire.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
commanding officer draws aside tent of waggon and discovers fat and hearty old woman.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
Lieutenant Banning, mopping his brow, stepped forward to felicitate his commanding officer.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
British Dictionary definitions for commanding officer
an officer in command of a military unit
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