What is officer?

  • (noun): A person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel.
    Example: "He is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
    Synonyms: ship's officer
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on officer, officers:

False Arrest - Police Officers
... However, the officer's actions must still not violate "clearly established law," or this protection is void ... A police officer (McGuigan) detained a man named Crispin Sorrell based on the description of a suspect who had committed a robbery nearby, and proceeded to do a simple search for weapons ... However, the officer still arrested Sorrell for possession of a concealed weapon, because he was carrying a folding knife with a 3 inch long blade in his pocket ...
Officer, Victoria - Notable People of Officer
... Greg Tivendale (Number 32 for Richmond) grew up in Officer ... A conjoined bearded dragon hatched here in Officer in January 2011 ...
Richard Antrim - Early Life and Career
... in the 11th Naval District before reporting to the battleship USS New York as fire control officer ... out USS Portland and after her commissioning, served as a division officer in that heavy cruiser until the spring of 1936. 1938, Antrim arrived on the Asiatic Station and served as executive officer of USS Bittern before joining USS Pope in December 1939, as her executive officer ...
Officer Cadet - United Kingdom - Royal Air Force
... The rank of officer cadet is held by those undergoing initial officer training at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell ... Pilot officers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) Branch (RAFVR(T)) hold the acting rank of officer cadet until they successfully complete their officers' initial training at RAF ... Within the Air Cadet Organisation, the rank of officer cadet is currently only used internally and officer cadets are referred to by their substantive rank in written documents ...
Under Officer
... Under Officer is an appointment held by senior cadets at some Commonwealth officer training establishments and in University Officers' Training Corps in the ...

More definitions of "officer":

  • (noun): Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.
    Example: "An officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
    Synonyms: military officer
  • (verb): Direct or command as an officer.
  • (noun): Someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust.
    Example: "He is an officer of the court"
    Synonyms: officeholder

Famous quotes containing the word officer:

    No officer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organizations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns. Their right to vote and to express their views on public questions, either orally or through the press, is not denied, provided it does not interfere with the discharge of their official duties. No assessment for political purposes on officers or subordinates should be allowed.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Oh he’s doing fine, Michael. Nevertheless, he’s an officer and a gentleman, and that’s no job for a gentleman.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

    I who have cursed
    The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
    Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
    Betray them both, or give back what they give?
    How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
    How can I turn from Africa and live?
    Derek Walcott (b. 1930)