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.
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.
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.
The colonel looked questioningly toward Major Preswick who quickly rose to the occasion and presented the ape-man to his commanding officer and fellows.
Each company remained still as a collection of bronze statues till we were opposite to it, when at a signal given by its commanding officer, who, distinguished by a leopard skin cloak, stood some paces in front, every spear was raised into the air, and from three hundred throats sprang forth with a sudden roar the royal salute of "/Koom/.
The harness of the commanding officer was a solid mass of diamonds.
If I ask him, the commanding officer will grant you a pass.
Wickham remarked to the commanding officer, that with one discharge they would certainly all fall to pieces.
But Mulcahy confused the causes of things, and when a very muzzy Maverick smote a sergeant on the nose or called his commanding officer a bald-headed old lard- bladder and even worse names, he fancied that rebellion and not liquor was at the bottom of the outbreak.
In the box were a pair of French epaulets, a Cross of the Legion of Honour, and the hilt of a sword--relics from the field of battle: and the letter described with a good deal of humour how the latter belonged to a commanding officer of the Guard, who having sworn that "the Guard died, but never surrendered," was taken prisoner the next minute by a private soldier, who broke the Frenchman's sword with the butt of his musket, when Rawdon made himself master of the shattered weapon.

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