But I returned his salute just as stiffly as though I were a commissioned officer myself.
Say 'sir,' always, when addressing a commissioned officer or a citizen.
In looking around for a regimental commander I discovered that there was only one commissioned officer left in the regiment.
The matter of becoming a commissioned officer may interest the recruit.
He lost his arm at the taking of Oswego, and as he was not a commissioned officer, there was no allowance for his wounds.
She believes that I am an officer, and so I am; only I am a warrant and not a commissioned officer.
(a) Army list, containing the name of every commissioned officer in the regular establishment.
Ranker, a commissioned officer in the army who has risen from the ranks.
A commissioned officer was selected for this duty, but he is prevented by illness from performing it.
Could one of the privates rise to a commissioned officer, Sergeant?
An officer of a country's armed services whose rank is confirmed by a government document (a commission). In many countries, including the United States, commissioned officers in the navy are those of the rank of ensign and above, and in the army and air force those of the rank of lieutenant and above.
Note: Commissioned officers are contrasted with enlisted men and women, such as privates, corporals, and sergeants, or ordinary seamen and petty officers.