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chief of staff

n. pl. chiefs of staff
1. The ranking officer of the US Army or Air Force, responsible to the secretary of his or her branch and to the president.
2. A senior military staff officer at the division level or higher.
3. The highest-ranking staff member at an institution or organization.

Chief of Staff

n
1. (Military) the senior staff officer under the commander of a major military formation or organization
2. (Military) the senior officer of each service of the armed forces
Abbreviation: C of S or COS

Chief′ of Staff′


n.
1. the senior officer of the U.S. Army or Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
2. (l.c.) the senior or principal staff officer in a division or unit of one of the service branches.
3. (l.c.) the head of any staff.
[1880–85]

chief of staff

The senior or principal member or head of a staff, or the principal assistant in a staff capacity to a person in a command capacity; the head or controlling member of a staff, for purposes of the coordination of its work; a position that in itself is without inherent power of command by reason of assignment, except that which is invested in such a position by delegation to exercise command in another's name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chief of staff - the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
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"
Translations

Chief of Staff

n (Mil) → Capo di Stato Maggiore
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