Definition of chief petty officer in US English:

chief petty officer


  • 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.

    • ‘He spoke to officers and chief petty officers about encouraging retention from men and women who choose a ‘lifestyle of service’ by adding value to their efforts and keeping promises as leaders.’
    • ‘The chief petty officer decided to collect bits and pieces of foreign currency when he heard the Royal National Lifeboat Institution could convert the loose change into sterling to boost their coffers.’
    • ‘Inside, the chief petty officer's mess was a shambles.’
    • ‘Jordan, who is eligible for promotion to chief petty officer this year, said the award makes staying in the Navy all the sweeter.’
    • ‘‘Direct hit, starboard side ventral hull,’ the chief petty officer at the damage control console reported.’
    • ‘The hardest workers among you may become chief petty officers, warrant officers and commissioned officers.’
    • ‘Every chief petty officer in the command is enrolled in school, or has just recently received a degree.’
    • ‘A new method of delivering leadership training to chief petty officers is now part of the continual growth and development of Sailors.’
    • ‘The new vessel has been configured with six-man cabins for junior rates and four-man cabins for petty officers and chief petty officers.’
    • ‘My current goal is to become the very best chief petty officer that I can be.’
    • ‘These super Sailors were chosen from the ‘best of the best,’ and as such, were meritoriously promoted to the rank of chief petty officer.’
    • ‘Goal oriented, he has earned his associates degree at sea through the PACE program but remains focused on finishing his bachelors' degree and making chief petty officer.’
    • ‘When a man pulled a handgun on another man outside a nightclub in Glasgow, the chief petty officer unflinchingly stepped in to defuse the situation - which immediately became a great deal worse.’
    • ‘Those concepts developed by the senior enlisted panel included the following statement that defines who and what a chief petty officer is and the core competencies common to all chief petty officers.’
    • ‘On some ships, a few quick-thinking chief petty officers barricaded themselves and their men in vital areas, securing watertight doors against the invaders.’
    • ‘For example, did you know that as early as 1804, there was a chief petty officer serving in the ship of war Queen Charlotte who was both black and female?’
    • ‘Speaking of advancements, I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the newest class of chief petty officers.’
    • ‘From the fresh recruits to the four chief petty officers in the team, all the team members involved themselves in the work.’
    • ‘I am a lieutenant on sea duty, and she is a chief petty officer on shore duty.’
    • ‘He was on temporary duty aboard the Pueblo, assigned after another chief petty officer could not make the trip.’


chief petty officer

/tʃif ˈpɛdi ˈɔfəsər/