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|Noun||1.||military man - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"|
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
enlisted person - a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
noncombatant - a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
occupier - a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
striper - a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service; "he's a four-striper"
veteran, veteran soldier - a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"