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Adj.1.noncommissioned - (of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel
commissioned - (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
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The soldiers passed in a semicircle round something where the ball had fallen, and an old trooper on the flank, a noncommissioned officer who had stopped beside the dead men, ran to catch up his line and, falling into step with a hop, looked back angrily, and through the ominous silence and the regular tramp of feet beating the ground in unison, one seemed to hear left.
They were brought in by Flopson and Millers, much as though those two noncommissioned officers had been recruiting somewhere for children and had enlisted these: while Mrs.
I divided the forces into divisions, regiments, battalions, companies, and even to platoons and sections, appointing the full complement of officers and noncommissioned officers.
The little party came slowly onward, the prisoners staggering beneath heavy cans of oil, while Schwartz, one of the German noncommissioned officers cursed and beat them with a stick of wood, impartially.
Summary: A lunch was held in honor of the families of killed Army members in the Noncommissioned Officers Club in Fayyadieh under the patronage of the Army commander Gen.
The Bahrain site noncommissioned officer in charge stated that the 126th Military Police Company was taught how sterile America is and how the smallest thing (parasites, mosquitos) can affect America's most precious farmland.
The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday hailed the performance of noncommissioned officers, saying they were the key to the success of the police's peace and order programs.
E[currency]IRNAK (CyHAN)- At least 1 commissioned officer, one noncommissioned officer and one soldier were killed as a result of terrorist attack which was carried out by terrorists in southeastern Turkish province of E[currency]yrnak's Akcay region.
Soon a vigorous argument ensued, the landlord, the new tenants and the van men sustaining one side, and two noncommissioned officers the other, with scant prospect to the settlement to the mutual satisfaction of the contending parties.
The Noncommissioned Officer and Petty Officer: Backbone of the Armed Forces
My last overseas tour was as a noncommissioned officer in charge of training for IAAFA at Albrook Air Force Base, Canal Zone.
Before his appointment as a warrant officer, he completed the Primary Leadership Development Course, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Camp Jackson, South Korea, and the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Gordon.