Definition of executive officer in English:

executive officer


  • 1An officer with executive power.

    ‘a former executive officer with the civil service’
    • ‘Wandsworth's former higher executive officer for the Office of Fair Trading, was awarded an OBE.’
    • ‘The last ITU Telecom World was held in the Swiss city in 2003 and attracted over 900 exhibitors from 551 countries, plus 375 industry chief executive officers and 148 government officials.’
    • ‘A number of other matters were raised by members about the powers of the chief executive officer, and the like.’
    • ‘The former executive officer said the program had built the foundations to be successful.’
    • ‘A former executive officer with the Western Health Board had a different view.’
    • ‘Our returning officer's task was made easy as all the executive officers remained in office and there were seven other members of the committee.’
    • ‘Chief executive officer of Green Power said some animals were facing extinction because of climate change.’
    • ‘It is also important for governing bodies and chief executive officers not just to ‘devolve’ but to accept that many policy decisions are properly the responsibility of the academic staff.’
    • ‘He has been chairman of a municipal land commission and an executive officer in a private farming company.’
    • ‘Wandsworth's formerly higher executive officer for the Office of Fair Trading, was made an OBE.’
    • ‘The Fourth Amendment does not contemplate the executive officers of Government as neutral and disinterested magistrates.’
    • ‘This happens when chief executive officers also function as governing board chairs.’
    • ‘Censure and discipline are a matter between the employing commission and the chief executive officer.’
    • ‘Last time I checked, a governor is merely the chief executive officer of a state.’
    • ‘Let's get this straight - those executive officers who stood behind the former President when he signed anti-gun edicts are all political appointees and are not the most qualified to lead the police.’
    1. 1.1(in naval vessels and some other military contexts) the officer who is second in command to the captain or commanding officer.
      • ‘In addition to inspiring the students at the War College with his candor, he also addressed the Senior Enlisted Academy and prospective commanding and executive officers at the Command Leadership School.’
      • ‘A major typically is an executive officer - second in command - in a battalion.’
      • ‘The course is expected to run about twice a year, training airbase commanding officers, executive officers and major flight commanders.’
      • ‘It can be dealt with by suspension or the equivalent of suspension in the case of an executive officer or senior officers generally.’
      • ‘Confederate Navy warships no longer had executive officers, ever since shortly after the dissolution of the Confederate Senate when most senior Navy officers failed to recognize the Chancellor as the supreme ruler of the Confederacy.’
      • ‘Throughout the first rotation, we had no platoon leaders, platoon sergeants or executive officers, and the staff consisted of a first lieutenant as the 53 and a sergeant as the S1.’
      • ‘Without their traditional confidants, the executive officers, the ships' captains began turning to the Shock Trooper commanders, turning them into de facto execs.’
      • ‘The company executive officer listened to one net at our command post and determined what we needed to continue combat.’
      • ‘He was about to command an infantry brigade and was looking for a top executive officer.’
      • ‘The commander, executive officer, or platoon leader authorizes the vehicle or equipment to be parked or stored.’
      • ‘The company lost its commander and executive officer in the fighting.’