American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A military officer in charge of a unit, post, camp, base, or station.
- n. an officer in command of a military unit
“On an application sent him from Richmond the general found this endorsement: Referred to General J. E. Johnston, commanding officer at Harper's Ferry.”
“Though his work was strictly classified, Brandli arranged to meet Captain Willard Sam Houston Jr., the commanding officer of Fleet Weather Central–Pearl Harbor, in a nearby parking lot, and then took the navy weatherman back to his vault.”
“Possibly the recommendation for both Armstrong and Herb Graham came from their commanding officer in FASRON 7, Luke H.”
“See also written statement submitted to the Joint Congressional Committee on the Pearl Harbor attack by Captain Laurance Safford, commanding officer of Station US in 1941: “The 5–Num system yielded no information which would arouse even a suspicion of the Pearl Harbor raid either before or afterward.””
“The U.S. commanding officer in Afghanistan in 2006 was Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, an intense, intellectual soldier who speaks Mandarin and was on his second tour in the country.”
“A flightier commanding officer would be hard to find, but he lacks neither honor nor a sense of responsibility.”
“The commanding officer of the Kyokuto Maru placed aboard the aircraft carrier HIMJS Kaga, see Communication Summary for October 27, 1941, loc. cit.”
“In a public version of his report, published under the apt title “Showstoppers,” Shultz found that the “great reluctance in the Pentagon”—as General Peter Schoomaker, their commanding officer put it—to deploy Special Operations Forces arose from several factors.”
“Minutes later, I hear Bald-Headed and the commanding officer arguing outside my door.”
“Near Great Meadows—a level tract of grass bordered by wooded hills—Washington surprised a party of Frenchmen and opened fire, killing the French commanding officer and twenty men.”
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