commanding officer of troops


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commanding officer of troops

On a ship that has embarked units, a designated officer (usually the senior embarking unit commander) who is responsible for the administration, discipline, and training of all embarked units. Also called COT.
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THE commanding officer of troops accused of war crimes in Iraq failed to stop a 36-hour orgy of violence that left a civilian dead, a court martial heard yesterday.
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