Terminological details in the US::Officer (armed forces)


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Terminological details in the US Commissioned officers are typically the only persons, in an armed forces environment, able to act as the commanding officer (according to the most technical definition of the word) of a military unit.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> A superior officer is an officer with a higher rank than another officer, who is a subordinate officer relative to the superior.

Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in positions of authority can be said to have control or charge rather than command per se (although the word "command" is often used unofficially to describe any use of authority).

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