military officer


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Noun1.military officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or commandmilitary 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"
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"
adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
army officer - an officer in the armed forces; "he's a retired army officer"
brass hat - a high-ranking military officer
chief of staff - the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
commandant, commander, commanding officer - an officer in command of a military unit
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
desk officer - a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
executive officer - the officer second in command
inspector general - a military officer responsible for investigations
military adviser, military advisor - a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
naval officer - an officer in the navy
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
warrant officer - holds rank by virtue of a warrant
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
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I was interested in the subject, as any military officer would be in an important naval development.
Many months after the re-establishment of peace and order, and even when it had ceased to be the town-talk, that every military officer, kept at free quarters by the City during the late alarms, had cost for his board and lodging four pounds four per day, and every private soldier two and twopence halfpenny; many months after even this engrossing topic was forgotten, and the United Bulldogs were to a man all killed, imprisoned, or transported, Mr Simon Tappertit, being removed from a hospital to prison, and thence to his place of trial, was discharged by proclamation, on two wooden legs.
Whether they were before a judge, a military officer, or a civil dignitary they could not know, but evidently he was a man of authority, for, after listening to whatever recital was being made to him the while he closely scrutinized the two captives, he made a single futile attempt to converse with them and then issued some curt orders to him who had made the report.
When they are in the field - so to speak, - they always wear them; you never see an angel going with a message anywhere without his wings, any more than you would see a military officer presiding at a court-martial without his uniform, or a postman delivering letters, or a policeman walking his beat, in plain clothes.
Among the passengers was a number of officials and military officers of various grades, the latter being either attached to the regular British forces or commanding the Sepoy troops, and receiving high salaries ever since the central government has assumed the powers of the East India Company: for the sub-lieutenants get 280 pounds, brigadiers, 2,400 pounds, and generals of divisions, 4,000 pounds.
Military officers destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got; these were to be told off by the score and the score.
He recalled the murder of King by the rat-faced Snipes; the abandonment of Professor Porter and his party by the mutineers of the ARROW; the cruelty of the black warriors and women of Mbonga to their captives; the petty jealousies of the civil and military officers of the West Coast colony that had afforded him his first introduction to the civilized world.
This was the second attack on a senior military officer in a week.
A few weeks ago, Major General Hassan Firuzabadi, the highest-ranking military officer in Iran as chief of the General Command Headquarters of the armed forces, publicly endorsed Ahmadi-nejad.
Acquavella is also the first Navy Department recipient and the first military officer to be awarded the PRT's Elmer B.
But I also believe it's my duty as a military officer to point out when he is wrong.
If you don't know how an or malinfantry unit is composed, or even what kind of weapons they ordinarily use, how confident are you going to be in questioning what a military officer tells you about what they've done?

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