chief petty officer
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- (Canada, Navy) An warrant officer belonging to one of the two classes of chief petty officer: chief petty officer first class and chief petty officer second class.
- (Britain, Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, ranking above petty officer and below warrant officer class 2.
- (US, Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer.