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Noncommissioned officer

A military officer appointed from enlisted personnel.  Synonyms: enlisted officer, noncom.

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"Noncommissioned officer" Quotes from Famous Books

... a single room from some acquaintances who made their home on the island all the year round. The man was a German who had recently returned to Sweden after serving as a noncommissioned officer in the Franco-Prussian war—a stocky Bavarian with a tremendous black beard, a fondness for top-boots and long-stemmed pipes, and a startling tendency to shout every communication in the form of a command. He was a good-natured soul nevertheless, ...
— The Soul of a Child • Edwin Bjorkman

... than ordinary intrepidity and boldness, made repeated stands against the fierce onslaughts of Carson's cavalrymen, but were at last forced to give way, and were cut down as they stubbornly retreated, suffering a loss of sixty killed and wounded. In this battle only two privates and one noncommissioned officer were killed, and one non-commissioned officer and thirteen privates, four of whom were friendly Indians, wounded. The command destroyed one hundred and fifty lodges, a large amount of dried meats, berries, buffalo-robes, cooking utensils, and also a buggy and ...
— The Old Santa Fe Trail - The Story of a Great Highway • Henry Inman

Words linked to "Noncommissioned officer" :   armed services, drill instructor, military, military officer, armed forces, enlisted officer, drill master, po, noncom, war machine, military machine, bombardier, aircraftsman, P.O., sergeant, officer, petty officer, corporal, chief petty officer, aircraftman, lance corporal

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