Definition of staff officer in US English:

staff officer


  • An officer serving on the staff of a military headquarters or government department.

    • ‘My headquarters will be in the log building on top of the hill, where you will be furnished a staff officer to guide you to your place on the field.’
    • ‘A staff officer should not be tasked with being a commander in the future.’
    • ‘Over the years I have been in the Infantry, Field Artillery, Military Police, and I have also served as a staff officer for command and support type units.’
    • ‘The principals had perspectives on the effects of targeting that a military staff officer might not have.’
    • ‘A general staff officer during World War I, in 1920 he became the supreme commander of the German army which he developed into an elite force whose autonomy he refused to surrender to political control.’
    • ‘Otherwise, a staff officer's recommendations are trusted as having been fully analyzed (and checked by the Chief of Staff before a briefing).’
    • ‘A competent staff officer could spend his entire career in such a role.’
    • ‘Their principal staff officer was a captain, along with a radio telephone operator.’
    • ‘It contains heartfelt stories and reminiscences as he remembers them, triumphs and tragedies that are part and parcel of a commander's or staff officer's career.’
    • ‘He was born in Switzerland in 1779, served as a staff officer in Napoleon's armies, and later rose to the rank of general in the Russian service.’
    • ‘The purpose of the CA staff officer is to plan, organize, coordinate and assess the CA aspects of the mission, not to actually do all the work himself.’
    • ‘He has served as a Company Commander and staff officer in the 108th MI Group, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.’
    • ‘After the war he continued his service in the Armed Forces as commander, staff officer and lecturer.’
    • ‘The staff officer must be aware of all aspects of the meeting, including changes in tone, discussion impasses, translator disposition and the mood of the partner.’
    • ‘All of this of course is impossible without training and educating a modern staff officer to required intellectual and professional standards.’
    • ‘Following the methodology provided in this article, the staff officer can prepare his leader for a bilateral negotiation in a deliberate and thorough manner.’
    • ‘She earned the trust and respect of the soldiers she led, and her commanders described her as ‘the best staff officer in the battalion.’’
    • ‘Jomini, a staff officer in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars, sought to codify the basic tenets of modern war in terms of a small number of timeless principles.’
    • ‘These applications are optimized for the combined arms commander and satisfy the supporting needs of the staff officer.’
    • ‘In 1899, a French staff officer designed an armoured landing craft fitted with a detachable landing ramp, of about 80 tons displacement.’


staff officer

/stæf ˈɔfəsər/