- not commissioned, applied especially to military officers, as sergeants and corporals, ranking below warrant officer.
Origin of noncommissioned
1695–1705; non- + commissioned
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Examples from the Web for noncommissioned
Seated around me are my soldier peers, all division staff officers and noncommissioned officers.After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace
June 26, 2013
Their target was a dance for Army noncommissioned officers and their wives at Fort Dix, New Jersey.The Accidental Radical
John Douglas Marshall
April 27, 2009
Do not turn it over to some noncommissioned officer and let it go at that.
The noncommissioned officer must answer the sentinel's calls promptly.
It succeeded, thanks to the splendid examples given by the officers and noncommissioned officers, supported by the men.
A noncommissioned officer of the police was already standing below.Among Malay Pirates
G. A. Henty
Every officer and noncommissioned officer has got to know how to play the game.The Plattsburg Manual
O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey