noncommissioned officer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noncommissioned officer a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Noncommissioned officer (Mil) a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary of War or by the commanding officer of the regiment.
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Usage

In literature:

The noncommissioned officer in charge spoke French.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
N. B. Noncommissioned officers are all those below ensigns and cornets.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
That stolid and worthy ex-noncommissioned officer was armed with a red-hot poker.
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
The noncommissioned officers were appointed from men who had served before.
"The Lion of the North" by G.A. Henty
The girl had ten motor trucks to handle and twenty men, three of them noncommissioned officers.
"The Log-Cabin Lady, An Anonymous Autobiography" by Unknown
Then we taught them to take pride in having good material for noncommissioned officers among themselves, and in obeying them.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
A noncommissioned officer of the police was already standing below.
"Among Malay Pirates" by G. A. Henty
Finally the noncommissioned officer and one man only were left, both of them being wounded.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
FILE CLOSERS: Such officers and noncommissioned officers of a company as are posted in rear of the line.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Noncommissioned officer Reduction and forfeiture of $5.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
Abuse by noncommissioned officer Reduction, 3 months' confinement at of his authority over an inferior.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
A German noncommissioned officer and two soldiers had immediately gone to where the machine was lying.
"Georges Guynemer" by Henry Bordeaux
Every officer and noncommissioned officer has got to know how to play the game.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
When commanded by a noncommissioned officer the guard is brought to attention in either case, and the noncommissioned officer salutes.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
In the French army the number of noncommissioned officers by profession totaled hardly half the German figures.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Noncommissioned officer secondary schools were provided for in a 1971 law.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Officers and noncommissioned officers serve voluntarily, and morale is usually satisfactory within those groups.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
When commanded by a noncommissioned officer, the guard is brought to attention in either case, and the noncommissioned officer salutes.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
At one time we tried attaching noncommissioned officers from the French units to ours.
"Average Americans" by Theodore Roosevelt
A British noncommissioned officer recently obtained the signatures of the first ten Americans captured and talked with them.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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In news:

Bosse is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Osan protocol office assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base.
The jury panel that will weigh the Army's case against alleged "kill team" ringleader Staff Sgt Calvin Gibbs consists of three officers and two noncommissioned officers.
Saral Shrestha and Staff Sgt Matthew Senna won the 2012 Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards, respectively.
Incoming APG Garrison Command Sgt Maj. James E Ervin, left, receives the noncommissioned officers' sword from APG Garrison Commander Col.
This rare portrait shows an identified Confederate noncommissioned officer, Sgt Andrew Martin Chandler (left), and his named slave, Silas Chandler (right).
Brendan Canary, junior officer, use a sword to cut the cake to christen the new National Guard headquarters at Hanscom Air Force Base Thursday as CSM David Costa, senior noncommissioned officer, looks on at left SUN/David H Brow.
Two leaders of the Kansas National Guard are in Armenia this week to help the former Soviet republic improve training of noncommissioned officers.
Two noncommissioned officers are charged in the incident, which was captured on video.
Arizona Republic reported on the so-called bum hunts, staged by noncommissioned officers to harass homeless people in north Phoenix.
A memorial service will be held this evening for the top noncommissioned officer at the Bassett Army Community Hospital emergency room.
A noncommissioned officer assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
A noncommissioned officer from a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade that just this month hit the ground in Afghanistan has died, the Defense Department announced today.
Sgt Hall, 46 years old, joins at least four Army majors, a lieutenant colonel and several noncommissioned officers who since 2006 have pleaded guilty to soliciting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from defense contractors.
"The Best Medic Competition is designed to pick the best medic here in division," said Master Sgt Jonas Woodruff, the senior noncommissioned officer in charge of the competition.
Haubrich is now retired and is a fellow member of the Society of Retired US Army Finance Noncommissioned Officers.
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