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staff officer

noun, Military
1.
a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff.
Origin of staff officer
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • Meanwhile the staff officer standing in front pointed out something to the general, who looked through his field glass.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Awakened by a staff officer I was directed to report to the general.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • He followed his captors into a candle-lighted room where sat a staff officer.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • A staff officer carried it to General Winder with perfect correctness.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It was the staff officer who had turned him out of the booth at Grunth.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The staff officer and Prince Andrew mounted their horses and rode on.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • A staff officer cannot command troops except by express direction of the President.

  • "That's our battery," said the staff officer indicating the highest point.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The men saw a staff officer riding over the obstructions in a manner calculated to break his neck directly.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • The staff officer returned from the front and reported the situation.

British Dictionary definitions for staff officer

staff officer

noun
1.
a commissioned officer serving on the staff of a commander, service, or central headquarters
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