noncommissioned officer


non·com·mis·sioned officer

noun \ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd-\

: an officer (such as a sergeant or corporal) who has a low rank in the army, air force, or marine corps

Full Definition of NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER

:  a subordinate officer (as a sergeant) in the army, air force, or marine corps appointed from among enlisted personnel

First Known Use of NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER

1703

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