chief of naval operations

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chief of naval operations

n. pl. chiefs of naval operations Abbr. CNO
The ranking officer of the US Navy, responsible to the secretary of the Navy and to the President.
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Chief′ of Na′val Opera`tions

the highest officer in the U.S. Navy and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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