- US short for noncommissioned officer
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Examples from the Web for non-com
They located a non-com who told them to shift around as they pleased.
That meant the operator was a non-com which would make it a little easier.
The non-com had a submachine gun, empty, with two loaded clips on his belt.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
One of the party is a non-com and he has charge of the party.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks
H. Irving Hancock
Yet I am convinced that what will best control the Plattsburg rookie is the Plattsburg non-com.At Plattsburg
Word Origin and History for non-com
1747, short for non-commissioned officer.
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