non-com


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non-com

(ˈnɒnˌkɒm)
n
(Military) US short for noncommissioned officer
References in classic literature ?
"I talked to me ould non-coms - they was sober - an' betune me an' thim we wore the draf' over into their tents at the proper time.
"The non-coms tuk Peg Barney - a howlin' handful he was - an' in three minut's he was pegged out - chin down, tight-dhrawn - on his stummick, a tent-peg to each arm an' leg, swearin' fit to turn a naygur white.
"'Peg out that man!' sez me orf'cer bhoy, niver losin' his timper; an' the non-coms wint in and pegged out Scrub Greene by the side av Peg Barney.
"Not long discharged?'" "No, sir." "A Highland regiment?" "Aye, sir.' 'A non-com officer?" "Aye, sir." "Stationed at Barbados?" "Aye, sir."
My turn came and I stepped up with confidence, but the jumpy non-com now seemed more nervous as he instructed me on the proper firing stance.
In case of non-com pliance, PTA would take action as per provisions of "Type Approval Regulation 2004."
Army non-com. At his mother's insistence he took up violin at age 4, and later, when he hated violin, piano.
Army, they look like some ragtag Third World militia as they shuffle up to a suburban front door in broad daylight in a shambling, casual cluster that no non-com; who's ever seen the results of a hand grenade would tolerate.
Nantz and his boys and a female straggler, Air Force non-com Elena Santos (Michelle Rodriguez) escort civilians out of the battle zone.
As Nina tries to adjust to losing her mother, she finds new friends and an uncomfortable but growing romantic relationship with Sal, who may be a Non-Com (a rebel).
You can imagine the scene in the territorial office: The NCO at the desk looks up as officer and non-com enter in perfectly tailored uniforms, hats in hand.
He covers all levels of the class-conscious British army from the streetwise non-com to the cultured officer and gives each character his own personality.

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