serve under

serve under someone or something

to carry out one's responsibility under the direction or in the employment of someone. I served under the president of the company as special assistant. Jane served under the previous administration as an investigator.
See also: serve
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Well over fifty years of age when I knew him, short, stout, dignified, perhaps a little pompous, he was a man of a singularly well-informed mind, the least sailor-like in outward aspect, but certainly one of the best seamen whom it has been my good luck to serve under.
I'll stop in the old place, and I'll serve under Wakem, and I'll serve him like an honest man; there's no Tulliver but what's honest, mind that, Tom,"--here his voice rose,--"they'll have it to throw up against me as I paid a dividend, but it wasn't my fault; it was because there's raskills in the world.
I shall serve under the eye of your Eminence, and if I have the good fortune to conduct myself at the siege in such a manner as merits your attention, then I shall at least leave behind me some brilliant action to justify the protection with which you honor me.
Laborde, Chairman of the Board, will retire as a director at the Company's annual meeting of shareholders on April 5, 2007, as he is not eligible to continue to serve under the age limit for directors in the Company's bylaws.