Definition of chief petty officer in English:

chief petty officer

Syllabification: chief pet·ty of·fi·cer

noun

  • A senior noncommissioned officer in a navy, in particular an NCO in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above petty officer and below senior chief petty officer.
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    • The new vessel has been configured with six-man cabins for junior rates and four-man cabins for petty officers and chief petty officers.
    • The hardest workers among you may become chief petty officers, warrant officers and commissioned officers.
    • A new method of delivering leadership training to chief petty officers is now part of the continual growth and development of Sailors.

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