An officer in the armed forces holding rank by a commission: the lowest rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps is second lieutenant; in the Navy and Coast Guard, ensign.
Webster's New World
(military) An officer who derives authority directly from a sovereignpower and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position.
Other Word Forms of Commissioned Officer
Commissioned Officer Sentence Examples
All male citizens 21 years old who could read and write, or who paid taxes amounting to 500 reis yearly, had the parliamentary franchise, except convicts, beggars, undischarged bankrupts, domestic servants, workmen permanently employed by the state and soldiers or sailors below the rank of commissioned officer.
Becomes a commissioned officer 1929 Develops the initial idea of the jet engine - using a gas turbine to produce a propelling jet.
For more than a week preparations were being made, rough drafts of letters to Nicholas from all the household were written and copied out, while under the supervision of the countess and the solicitude of the count, money and all things necessary for the uniform and equipment of the newly commissioned officer were collected.