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warrant officer

n.
A military officer, usually a skilled technician or a helicopter pilot, intermediate in rank between a noncommissioned officer and a commissioned officer, having authority by virtue of a warrant.

warrant officer

n
(Military) an officer in certain armed services who holds a rank between those of commissioned and noncommissioned officers. In the British army, the rank has two classes. See regimental sergeant major, company sergeant major

war′rant of`ficer


n.
1. (in the U.S. armed forces) an officer of one of four grades ranking above enlisted personnel and below commissioned officers.
2. a similar officer in other countries.
[1685–95]
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Noun1.warrant officer - holds rank by virtue of a warrant
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"
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"
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Warrant Officer Class 2 Leonard Thomas, Guardsman Craig Roderick and Guardsman Apete Tuisovurua were shot dead
TRIBUTE: The Union flag-draped coffin of Warrant Officer Class 2 Graham Bean, inset, slowly moves past the lowered Royal British Legion standards in Wootton Bassett watched by family and friends, below
WARRANT Officer Class 2 Ben Culleton, 40, in the Adjutant General's Corps, who lives with girlfriend Caroline, 29, in Andover, Hants, said: "I am looking forward to spending the year with you as this will be a very big one for us.
Last February, Warrant Officer Class 2 David Markland, 36, was killed trying to disarm a bomb near Nad-e-Ali.
Warrant Officer Class 2 Michael Williams, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment: WO2 Williams, from Caerphilly, was killed on June 24, 2008, while commanding C Company's Fire Support Group in an operation against the Taliban in the Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan.
Warrant Officer Class 2 Wayne Caffrey, from Frankley, is the Sergeant Major for A Company who have been based at the frontier town of Sangin in Afghanistan.
Walser was a warrant officer class 2 in the 1st Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
Warrant Officer Class 2, Craig 'Jack' Horner, said: "It can be difficult for veterans to adapt back into civilian life after the military but this programme gives men and women a sense of comradeship they enjoyed in the Ar my.
The Warrant Officer Class 2 said in his message: Hello to all my friends and family in Stockton and to my son Ryan Craig, I''m really sorry I can't spend your first Christmas with you.
Lieutenant Mark Reynolds, 24, a former Durham University engineering graduate, and Warrant Officer Class 2 Vince Hussell, 36, died when the aircraft crashed on May 29, 2008 at Kingscott, Devon.
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Russell "Frog" Leigh, of 16 Regiment Royal Artillery, 37, from Wigan, said: "The best part of Christmas here has been singing carols with my mates, but the food is absolutely phenomenal.
The devices which ranged from 5kg to 15kg and were targeted at both vehicles and troops on foot, were defused by RLC Ammunition Technical Officer, Warrant Officer Class 2 Iain Martin.

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