• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Non-commissioned not having a commission, as an officer in the army below the rank of commissioned officer—abbrev. Non-com′
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In literature:

The above were the non-commissioned officers at "muster in" of company, Oct. 1862.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
To every non-commissioned officer, 200 acres.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Before long he became sergeant-major, over the heads of thirty other non-commissioned officers.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
A non-commissioned officer must not swear at his men.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Sometimes the quartermaster-sergeant and two or three other non-commissioned officers were seen pottering about it.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
British army, as the senior non-commissioned officer of each company.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The valued personal 'grip' of non-commissioned officers is not at our disposal.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
There was a German non-commissioned officer employed in the hospital who was really a good sort.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
The adjutant had assigned officers and non-commissioned officers to their posts.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
Leave was not granted me, but I was appointed as teacher in the school for non-commissioned officers.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
He received a summons next day to appear before the squire, who, as our renders may remember, had formerly been a non-commissioned officer.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
It was the usual thing when a non-commissioned officer sinned to reduce him to the ranks.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
He was a non-commissioned officer in I forget which regiment.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
After this, in recognition of my work as a scout, I was offered the rank of a non-commissioned officer, but I did not wish it.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
""Evacuation Day", 1783" by James Riker
It thus fell to my lot as the non-commissioned officer on duty to go round with Captain Dawson to post the sentries.
"Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59" by William Forbes-Mitchell
Every officer and non-commissioned officer was held responsible for each man in his platoon.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The non-commissioned man may be the backbone of the army, but I'll be hanged if he is of the Volunteers.
"Our Battalion" by Leonard Raven-Hill
A non-partisan commission, appointed by Secretary John Sherman, recommended sweeping changes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
They had their officers, commissioned and non-commissioned.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

In news:

In 2011, PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, commissioned State Street Consultants and John Zarwan Partners, to research non-print revenue trends for printers.
The Federal Communications Commission is waiving rules prohibiting non-commercial stations from raising funds for outside entities so they can participate in storm relief efforts.
He brought years of leadership and experience in the non-profit sector to his position on the commission.
Lisa Lete United States veteran Fred Clemons, chapter president for the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA.
In addition to the party primaries for national and state seats, there are Republican primaries for the Lee County commission as well as three non-partisan races for the Lee County School Board and two judicial seats on the ballot.
The Army's highest ranking non-commissioned officer, Sgt Maj. Of the Army Raymond F Chandler III, is set to visit with Fort Riley troops Sept 11-12.
Non-commission car stereo salesman with an attitude at a Best Buy in Springfield, Missouri.
Heeding America's Non- Commissioned Officers.
The Marine Corps says it will court-martial two non-commissioned officers for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties.
Attorneys, Seton Hall professors claim commissions discriminate against non-citizens alleged to be terrorists.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote in Portland on a package of proposals to phase out non-tribal commercial gillnets.
Plant operator Southern California Edison said in a statement Monday that the leak was discovered in a non-nuclear part of the facility Sunday and has been reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Austin's Animal Advisory Commission is recommending non- lethal means of limiting the city's deer population.
The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) is poised to begin processing driver's license and non-driver ID renewals by mail.
On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U.

In science:

Large Protein Graph Dataset A standard approach to protein function prediction entails classifying proteins into enzymes and non-enzymes, then further assigning enzymes to one of the six top-level classes of the Enzyme Commission (EC) hierarchy.
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For reference, Table 1 also lists all ground-based optical (non-military) telescopes with primary-mirror diameter > 3.5 m which had been commissioned by 1996.
Scientific impact of large telescopes