Definition of 'commander'
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The president's switch of friend and foe is unnerving powerful military commanders in the Philippines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The purported coup attempt has prompted the Russian-backed separatists to arrest politicians, military commanders and civil servants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our captain and commander both wore white heather in their caps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Orthodox military commanders did not like it. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Military commanders said the efficiency of reservists would drop if they are unable to practice in gun clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With a full lieutenant commander's uniform a bad guy could simply walk in. The Sun (2006)But set against the risks are tactical gains that the British commanders must consider worth the growing cost. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A navy commander takes charge when the skipper is killed. The Sun (2009) British commanders want at least a third more - but they have been told they must wait for at least a year. The Sun (2008)The average government employee earns 30 a month so dog owners are mainly former military commanders who made their fortunes during years of unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That depends on Egypt's military commanders. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Japan's military commanders varied as widely in character and competence as their Allied counterparts. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)She was appointed Worthing's district commander last year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He will train as a troop commander, in charge of 11 men and four tanks. The Sun (2006)Nato commanders and ANA officers blame a weak vetting programme that fails to conduct detailed background checks on fresh recruits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nato commanders say the operation in Afghanistan needs another 7,500 troops. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An executive committee, including the commander in charge of covert operations, assesses payments and makes recommendations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I hope and would encourage him not to get into the military weeds and to give his military commanders the flexibility to meet his political intent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Expecting to report to a principal medical officer of commander's rank, he was surprised to find the post was his. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Military commanders have insisted until now that they need at least the 5,000 troops they currently have at Basra airport just to defend themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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