commanding officer


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commanding officer

n. Abbr. CO
A military officer in charge of a unit, post, camp, base, or station.

commanding officer

n
(Military) an officer in command of a military unit

command′ing of′ficer


n.
an officer having command of a military unit, installation, etc.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commanding officer - an officer in command of a military unitcommanding officer - an officer in command of a military unit
SACLANT, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic - commanding officer of ACLANT; a general of the United States Army nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the North Atlantic Council
SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander Europe - commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commander in chief, generalissimo - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
wing commander - (RAF rank) one who is next below a group captain
Translations

commanding officer

n (Mil) → befehlshabender Offizier

commanding officer

ncomandante m
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Our commanding officer had said all in his power to encourage and promote this good disposition, from the first moment he had been acquainted with it.
The serjeant then acquainted his lieutenant, who was the commanding officer, that they had picked up two fellows in that day's march, one of which, he said, was as fine a man as ever he saw (meaning the tippler), for that he was near six feet, well proportioned, and strongly limbed; and the other (meaning Jones) would do well enough for the rear rank.
Herncastle has said nothing that can justify me in speaking to our commanding officer.
And now you may go below, and, when again you find it necessary to address me, you will please be so good as to bear in mind the fact that I am your commanding officer, and as such entitled to a salute.
But there will be no change in commanding officers, in routine or in discipline, until after we have docked again in New York.
I returned my thanks, by the interpreter, for so unusual a favour; and some troops being at that time on their march to Nangasac, the commanding officer had orders to convey me safe thither, with particular instructions about the business of the crucifix.
The homeward march being somewhat tardy,--owing to the un- soldierlike behaviour of certain corporals, who, being gentlemen of sedentary pursuits in private life and excitable out of doors, broke several windows with their bayonets, and rendered it imperative on the commanding officer to deliver them over to a strong guard, with whom they fought at intervals as they came along,--it was nine o'clock when the locksmith reached home.
After which he inquired if Lieutenant Comminges were not the commanding officer at the outpost.
Before daylight Connal had reported his departure to the commanding officer, and we passed the outposts at gray dawn.
Your story will be tested," said the commanding officer, when Connal had been marched to the guard-tent.
The colonel looked questioningly toward Major Preswick who quickly rose to the occasion and presented the ape-man to his commanding officer and fellows.
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.

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