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1A military officer responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies.
- ‘A quartermaster for the First Battalion of the Light Infantry also told the committee that troops went into battle without grenade-launchers, night-vision goggles, desert boots, socks and uniforms.’
- ‘Innovation, an unofficial principle of logistics, was applied successfully by Bataan quartermasters.’
- ‘Although these vessels were contracted through the Army quartermaster, a naval officer - Lt George M. Totten - designed them.’
- ‘He was appointed quartermaster of a militia brigade and contributed his own money for the purpose.’
- ‘If only the quartermaster had supplied us with ammunition instead of tracts no one could decipher.’
- ‘He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.’
- ‘Unknown to the Pastors however, the pills the quartermasters supplied them were vitamins and not the sedative drugs.’
- ‘The commissary, a commissioned officer, handled food procurement and, like the quartermaster, on many questions answered directly to his superiors in the national capital rather than to the army commander.’
- ‘Since Southern rails were scarcely equipped to carry even essential supplies, endowing the quartermaster with this authority often meant giving him plenipotentiary power over most railroad activities.’
- ‘Our unit was made up of cooks, mechanics, and quartermasters with many of the same military occupational specialties found in traditional CSS units.’
- ‘As a deployment builds up some quartermasters can find themselves short of kit and that could be the case here.’
- ‘It later appeared that the quartermaster had ‘borrowed’ these when army supplies ran low after the Battle of Fredericksburg.’
- ‘It was also widely practised on campaign, when a quartermaster would normally travel ahead of his unit to arrange accommodation with the (often less than enthusiastic) civic authorities.’
- ‘The quartermaster division has three sections: quartermaster; petroleum, oils, and lubricants; and subsistence.’
- ‘Posted with the Quartermaster Corps, he held a number of positions, including the quartermaster at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.’
- ‘The Tarlac Advance Depot quartermaster, supporting the North Luzon force, broke his supplies up into division-size lots before withdrawing in the hopes that retreating units could grab them on the run.’
- ‘Of equal, if less spectacular, importance, the Empire's quartermasters and military engineers were the finest in the world.’
- ‘During the Civil War Gilmer held a variety of staff positions, including quartermaster and adjutant general of the Hilliard Alabama Legion.’
- ‘Eight supporting staff - a contingent commander, adjutant, cook, quartermaster, and coach for each discipline - completed the team, and where possible these members also competed as shooters.’
- ‘The first of Margo's sources, and the more novel, is the ‘Reports of Persons and Articles Hired’ that were made by the quartermasters of military installations.’
2A naval petty officer with particular responsibility for steering and signals.
- ‘Engine room artificers, boatswains, tugboat crews and quartermasters in the harbour master section (navigation branch) of the Sri Lanka Port Authority began an overtime boycott on November 12.’
- ‘While Darling and his shipmates were busy learning the ACD, the ship was steering course as usual, yet with the help of a new friend to the quartermaster.’
- ‘The son of a quartermaster in the US Navy, Roche was born in Boston in 1928 and raised during the Depression.’
- ‘In fact, the Coast Guard allowed Sea Scouts with the rank of quartermaster to take the helm of the small boat during recovery operations with the Sockeye.’
- ‘Steering was carried out from a position forward of this by a quartermaster manning the ship's wheel, which connected cables to the tiller flat below.’
- ‘Typically, it's a boatswain's mate or a quartermaster running the ship, while an engineer and one or two seaman line handlers assist in the shipboard operations.’
- ‘This was not difficult for Humphrey Bogart; he was, after all, the man who never made quartermaster in the Navy during World War I.’
- ‘A quartermaster works on Moreau's LCAC as a navigator.’
- ‘Two shares went to the captain, one and a half shares to the quartermaster, and one share each to the crew members.’
- ‘They went belowdecks to the quarters of the quartermaster.’
- ‘From nurses to barmen and quartermasters to waiters, more than 70 ex-crew gathered at the Cowherds pub on the Common - and there were plenty of tales to be shared.’
- ‘Shortly before noon on Jan. 23, Bucher sat down to a lunch of meatloaf, succotash, mashed potatoes and gravy when Law, the ship's quartermaster, called down to the wardroom.’
- ‘Soon CGS Varuna was cast off, with her quartermaster and sailor saluting the two stationary IN survey ships, Sutlej and Jamuna.’
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