an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers.
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How to use noncommissioned officer in a sentence
One of the senior noncommissioned officers at the base, Huddleston, 32, did not normally ride in the gunner’s turret, a place that, in Iraq, was regarded as a convoy’s most dangerous post.In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed | Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The two soldiers, who are noncommissioned officers in the Maryland National Guard, said troops inhaled exhaust fumes, shared few toilets with hundreds of soldiers and struggled to sleep under the harsh fluorescent lights.National Guard members allowed back at Capitol after they were banished to a parking garage | Alex Horton | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
“Soldiers are soldiers,” she said, reflecting her own position as the highest-ranking female noncommissioned officer in the Army.
noncommissioned officer commanding platoon or company, carrying of piece and taking of post.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
Guide: An officer, noncommissioned officer, or private upon whom the command or elements thereof regulates its march.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
A guide is a noncommissioned officer or a private upon whom the company regulates its march.The Plattsburg Manual | O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
These consist of four men, usually a noncommissioned officer and three privates.The Plattsburg Manual | O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
An experienced noncommissioned officer should mix the solution and superintend its use.Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army | War Department.
British Dictionary definitions for noncommissioned officer
(in the armed forces) a person, such as a sergeant or corporal, who is appointed from the ranks as a subordinate officer
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