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Chief Warrant Officer

Definition/Scope: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps ranks in pay grades W-1 (Navy) W-2, W-3, W-4, W-5. In the Army and Marine Corps W-1 are called warrant officers. In the Navy, all warrant officers, regardless of grade, are referred to a Chief Warrant Officer. In all Service branches, a warrant officer is a technician of such highly specialized skill as to merit rank without the general command responsibilities normally assigned to commissioned officers.



Acronym:

CWO

Broader Terms:

Army ranks
Marine Corps ranks
Warrant Officer

Related Terms:

W-1
W-2
W-3
W-4
W-5


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