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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.
Caption: Signal officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the U.S.
But still, majority of the complaints are against noncommissioned officers, or ranks of senior police officer 4 and below, said Malayo.
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.
YOZGAT (CyHAN)- A noncommissioned officer was killed; two inmates, two civil servants and six soldiers were injured as a result of a traffic accident in the central province of Yozgat's Akday-madeni district on early Monday.
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