- The overwhelming desire or urge to advance one's own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth.
- (chiefly US) The perception that being a member of the military is a career, rather than an obligation to serve one's country.
- 2002 Air & Space Power Journal fall 02
- In addition, military aviators' concerns about careerism as well as their lack of professionalism and personality clashes added to the friction against program.
priority given to one's career