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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line officernoun

    a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)

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  1. Line officer

    In the United States Armed Forces, a line officer or officer of the line is a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps commissioned officer or warrant officer who exercises general command authority and is eligible for operational command positions, as opposed to officers who normally exercise command authority only within a Navy Staff Corps. The term line officer is also used by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard to indicate that an officer is eligible for command of operational, viz., tactical or combat units. The term is not generally used by officers of the U.S. Army – the roughly corresponding Army terms are basic branch (e.g, Infantry) and special branch (e.g., Medical Corps) qualified officers, although the concepts are not entirely synonymous, as some Army special branch officers (e.g., Judge Advocate General's Corps) are eligible to hold command outside their branch specialty.Officers who are not line officers are those whose primary duties are generally in non-combat specialties including (depending upon the service) attorneys, chaplains, civil engineers, health services professionals, and logistics and financial management specialists. A line officer may hold authority over a non-line officer of higher rank by the nature of their assignment or appointment/succession to command, but is otherwise expected to observe normal customs and courtesies outside that role. See explanation of staff and line.

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  1. line officer

    A line officer is an individual in a position of authority within a hierarchical organization, who has direct responsibility over managing a specific aspect of the organization's operations and has direct reporting subordinates. They are generally involved in day-to-day operations that are critical to the achievement of the organization's objectives. Line officers are often contrasted with staff officers, who provide administrative, technical, or operational support but do not usually have direct authority over subordinates. This term is commonly used in police and military services, but can also apply in corporate settings.

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  1. Line officer

    In the United States armed forces, the term line officer or officer of the line refers to a Navy, Marine, Air Force or Coast Guard officer who exercises general command authority and is eligible for operational command positions, as opposed to officers who normally exercise authority within a specialty. The equivalent Army term is "competitive category". Officers who are not line officers are those whose primary duties are in non-combat specialties including chaplains, navy attorneys, supply and medical services. The distinction between line and non-line officers often blur; line officers may be assigned non-combat roles, and non-line officers are often assigned to tasks normally performed by line officers. Also, non-line officers at the squadron or Group level are also issued "G-Series" orders which gives them the same relative power of 'line officers' of equivalent rank. A line officer may even hold authority over a non-line officer of higher rank by the nature of their job, but is otherwise expected to observe normal customs and courtesies outside that role.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of line officer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of line officer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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