Officer (airmed forces)
An officer or afficer is a member o an airmed force or uniformed service who haulds a poseetion o authority. Commissioned officers derive authority directly frae a sovereign pouer an, as such, hauld a commission chargin them wi the duties an responsibilities o a specific office or poseetion. Commissioned officers are typically the anly persons, in an airmed forces environment, able tae act as the commandin officer (accordin tae the maist technical defineetion o the word) o a militar unit. A superior officer is an afficer wi a heicher rank nor anither officer, who is a subordinate officer relative tae the superior.
- "10 U.S.C. § 101". US Congress. 5 January 2009.