commanding officer, commandant, commander(noun)
an officer in command of a military unit
someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
air force officer, commander(noun)
an officer in the airforce
One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.
a chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it
an officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army
the chief officer of a commandery
a heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc
Commander is a naval rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the armed forces, particularly in police and law enforcement.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
See concept of operations.
An information requirement identified by the commander as being critical to facilitating timely decision-making. The two key elements are friendly force information requirements and priority intelligence requirements. Also called CCIR. See also information; information requirements; intelligence; priority intelligence requirement.
In the context of the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System level 1 planning detail for contingency planning, a developed course of action. The product for this level can be a course of action briefing, command directive, commander
A process of reasoning by which a commander considers all the circumstances affecting the military situation and arrives at a decision as to a course of action to be taken to accomplish the mission. A commander
A concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired end state. It may also include the commander
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An officer in the royal navy, commanding a ship of war of under twenty guns, a sloop of war, armed ship, or bomb-vessel. He was entitled master and commander, and ranked with a major of the army: now simply termed commander, and ranking with lieutenant-colonel, but junior of that rank. The act of the commander is binding upon the interests of all under him, and he is alone responsible for costs and damages: he may act erroneously, and abandon what might have turned out good prize to himself and crew.--Commander is also the name of a large wooden mallet used specially in the sail and rigging lofts, as anything of metal would injure the ropes or canvas.
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Rank popularity for the word 'commander' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4545
Rank popularity for the word 'commander' in Nouns Frequency: #1609
The numerical value of commander in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of commander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of commander in a Sentence
This election is not only about electing a president. It's also about choosing our next commander-in-chief.
Donald Trump continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander in chief.
We need a commander in chief, not a Twitterer in chief, donald's insults get more and more hysterical the more and more upset he gets.
Prospects for the Afghan peace process remain poor. The Taliban leadership, including the new commander, Mullah Akhundzada, believe military victory is only a matter of time.
It is difficult for every defense minister and commander to lose a soldier. It is important to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into what happened.
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- آمر, أمراءArabic
- капитан трети ранг, командир, началникBulgarian
- komandér, velitel, fregatní kapitánCzech
- Befehlshaber, KommandeurGerman
- komentaja, johtaja, päällikköFinnish
- commandant, commandeurFrench
- ceannardScottish Gaelic
- מפקד, מפקדתHebrew
- mayor, panglima, komandanIndonesian
- gezagvoerder, commandant, aanvoerderDutch
- kommandørNorwegian Nynorsk
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