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An officer who holds a commission and ranks as a second lieutenant or above in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or as an ensign or above in the US Navy or Coast Guard.
(Military) a military officer holding a commission, such as Second Lieutenant in the British Army, Acting Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force, and officers of all ranks senior to these
a military or naval officer holding rank by commission.
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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"
commissioned military officer - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
judge advocate - an officer assigned to the judge advocate general
judge advocate general - the senior legal advisor to a branch of the military
line officer - a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)
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"
ranker - a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status
staff officer - a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff
supply officer - a commissioned officer responsible for logistics