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Officers in the armed forces

adjutant

noun

a military officer who helps an officer of a higher rank by doing office work

aide-de-camp

noun

a military officer whose job is to help an officer of higher rank

brigadier-general

noun

an officer of high rank in the US Army, Marines, or Air Force

captain

noun

an officer of middle rank in the army, Marines, or US Air Force

Cdr

abbreviation

Commander

chief of staff

noun

the most senior officer in the army, navy, or air force

Cmdr

abbreviation

commander

C.O.

noun

Commanding Officer: an officer in charge of a military unit

Col

abbreviation

Colonel

colonel

noun

an officer of high rank in the army, the marines, or the US Air Force

commandant

noun

a military officer of high rank who controls a particular institution or group of people

commander

noun

an officer who is in charge of a military group or operation

commanding officer

noun

an officer of any rank who controls a particular military group or operation

commission

noun

the position of being an officer in the armed forces

commissioner

noun

a member of a commission

Corp.

abbreviation

corporal

first lieutenant

noun

an officer of middle rank in the US army, air force, or Marines

five-star general

noun

an officer of the US armed forces of the highest rank which is shown by the five stars worn on their uniform

four-star general

noun

an officer with a very high rank in the US Army or Air Force

Gen.

abbreviation

General: used in the name of an officer of high rank in the army or air force

general

noun

an officer of high rank in the army or air force

havildar

noun

a sergeant in the army or police

high command

noun

the group of officers of the highest rank in a country’s armed forces

lance corporal

noun

a person of low rank in the British army or the Marines

Lieut.

abbreviation

Lieutenant

lieutenant

noun

an officer of low rank in most armed forces

lieutenant colonel/commander/general etc

noun

a military officer with the rank below colonel/commander/general etc

Lt.

abbreviation

Lieutenant

Maj.

abbreviation

major

Maj. Gen.

abbreviation

major general

major

noun

an officer of middle rank in the army, the marines, or the US air force

major general

noun

an officer of high rank in the army or the US air force

marshal

noun

an officer of very high rank in an army or air force

NCO

noun

a non-commissioned officer: someone of low rank in the army, air force, or marines who has earned the rank of officer after joining the military

non-commissioned officer

noun

an officer of low rank in the army, navy, or air force

officer

noun

someone with a position of power and authority in the armed forces

second-in-command

noun

someone who is next in rank to the person in charge of something

second lieutenant

noun

an officer of low rank in the army, the US air force, or the Marines

sergeant

noun

a person of low rank in the army, air force, or marines

Sgt

abbreviation

sergeant

warrant officer

noun

a person with a middle rank in the armed forces

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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