Definition of field officer in English:

field officer


  • 1A person in an organization with a position of responsibility involving practical activities in a particular area or region.

    • ‘Peter Douglas, the Royal British Legion's county field officer, stressed the appeal is as vital today, possibly even more so, than it when it was first launched more than 90 years ago.’
    • ‘John Oates, a field officer with the Catholic Education Commission, said: ‘Catholic schools have served Scotland well for a very long time.’’
    • ‘Trevor Dart is the field officer for the Broken Hill Mineral Club - a group of hardy fossickers who travel the countryside often taking their search for rare minerals onto pastoral land.’
    • ‘The brouhaha led to the adoption of the ‘Torricelli principle,’ which required that a top CIA official rather than a field officer approve the hiring of informants with less than Boy Scout backgrounds.’
    • ‘Two project field officers have been appointed by HI-WIDE and will start work with communities developing the local wireless networks next month.’
    • ‘In its drive to acquire human intelligence on the Soviet Union, the agency allowed its field officers to recruit former members of Hitler's SS and excluded war criminals only if their war crimes were a matter of public record.’
    • ‘The projects helped communities build their own water systems which they could manage, and together with a USC field officer, they developed a plan to help each other through the food crisis.’
    • ‘This system is ideal for a single dispatch center because no matter where the officer is, the dispatcher and field officers can hear the call without requiring manual frequency locating or switching.’
    • ‘Martin Watkins, county field officer for the Royal British Legion, said: ‘The government is trying to be very low key.’’
    • ‘Of the 11 field officers employed by the Board it is estimated that at least one third of their time is spent supporting the non-government sector in achieving registration.’
    • ‘The funds will be administered by Anna Gomez, a local field officer with the Australian arm of the international aid organisation Compassion.’
    • ‘Becoming a field officer to collect voter data for the 2004 general elections is a new experience for Sunarwati, a resident of Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta.’
    • ‘SNH said the cost of the project, including catching the animals, importation, quarantine, field officers, equipment and monitoring would be spread over a seven-year period.’
    • ‘Field operations at Scottish Development International is a new division, bringing together and expanding the work of the former field officers who have attracted inward investment and trade to Scotland.’
    • ‘Colin Northridge, county field officer of the British Legion for North and East Yorkshire, encouraged people to mark the two minutes' silence on November 11, when there will be a service at the railway monument.’
    • ‘On 10th June 2002, I telephoned the Traveller Education Need Support Unit at West Sussex County Council and spoke with Chrissy Gisby, one of the field officers.’
    • ‘Mr Tucker is a county field officer at the RBL's Chelmsford offices and will be representing Essex in the challenge.’
    • ‘The Democrats have several field officers from out of town.’
    • ‘Closely monitoring information from consumer complaints and from field officers enables us to identify and tackle the conduct of the most complained-about traders in York.’
    • ‘It was to be concerned with analyses of all kinds of materials sent in by the Survey's field officers, and it amassed a wealth of sample data.’
  • 2Military
    A major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel.

    • ‘A man of varied and exceptional talents, Delany, at one time or another during his life, was an abolitionist, author, Black Nationalist, explorer, field officer in the Union Army and a physician.’
    • ‘Its curriculum is designed to develop Operations career field officers with a warfighting locus for battalion and brigade command and division through echelons-above-corps staff officer positions.’
    • ‘The Mikhail case was an example of those Wackos with whom field officers must from time to time confront… I suppose.’
    • ‘Having secured a measure of support for his plan, he organised a trial convoy of 30 military trucks, manned by ex-army drivers under the command of a senior ISI field officer.’
    • ‘However, now that the crash site itself was under the control of his field officers, and the army was removed from the immediate vicinity and given the task of policing the perimeter, things were beginning to run smoothly.’
    • ‘That's the belief of many of the field officers and commanders we are talking to.’
    • ‘He told the National Security Council that field officers and Special Forces personnel could be put in to call down precision airstrikes.’
    • ‘At one point in the battle, German field officers reported back to von Kluck that the British were using machine guns because they were firing so rapidly and inflicting many casualties upon the Germans.’
    • ‘The red Indian metaphor is one with which a liberal policy nomenklatura may be uncomfortable, but Army and Marine field officers have embraced it because it captures perfectly the combat challenge of the early 21st century.’
    • ‘Now he had already killed the general, and up next was the executive field officer, who would most likely be a Colonel.’
    • ‘Following the wargame and further updating of the concept, the next steps planned were gaining further insights and guidance from the JIC's general officer sponsors, followed by general officer and field officer staffing.’
    • ‘Successful field officers of the Finnish war were brought to the defence commissariat.’
    • ‘This can occur at least through field officer grades and, probably, could include general officer or Senior Executive Service personnel.’
    • ‘At La Croix Rouge Farm the 167th lost ten lieutenants and two captains were killed and all but one field officer wounded.’
    • ‘In my view, this will only further sanctify troop-time officers within the Army hierarchy, while increasingly marginalizing specialized career field officers.’
    • ‘The commanding staff had been killed the first day of the battle during a bombing raid, and since then, command and control was handled by the local field officers.’
    • ‘Six years later the Ministry of ‘All-the-Talents’, again seeking to strengthen the war effort, likewise fell in the face of the king's popular rejection of its attempts to enable Catholics to become field officers.’
    • ‘Troops could be combined, initially on an ad hoc basis, under the command of one of the regiment's field officers or a senior captain, to create a more substantial grouping, the squadron.’
    • ‘In the midst of this political upheaval, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz has come under fire from senior IDF field officers.’
    • ‘Successful fusion also means disseminating useable intelligence so that field officers and units can act in time.’


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