Officer

An officer is a person who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization. The term derives from the late Latin from officiarius, meaning "official".

Examples

Ceremonial and other contexts

Corporations

Education

Law enforcement

Military

Politics and government

Shipping industry

  • Captain (nautical), the person in charge of a merchant ship
  • Chief Engineering Officer, the person in charge of the technical department on a merchant ship
  • Chief officer or chief mate, typically the person in charge of the deck department of a merchant ship
  • Coastguard Rescue Officer, a rescue officer employed by HM Coastguard
  • Second officer or second mate, typically the navigator and medical officer on a merchant ship
  • Third officer or third mate, typically the safety officer on a merchant ship
  • Second Engineering Officer, the person in charge of the engine room on a merchant ship
  • Third Engineering Officer, an Engineering Officer of the Watch

See also

Category:Management occupations

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