en·​list·​ed | \in-ˈli-stəd, en-\

Definition of enlisted 

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of a military, naval, or air force below commissioned or warrant officers enlisted personnel the enlisted ranks

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Jay had an ability to relate to everyone, from the junior enlisted Sailors that were just starting their careers to the most senior officers. Houston Chronicle, "Letters to the Editor," 30 June 2018 He and Hendee met in June 1943, when both were in the enlisted reserve corps at Fort McPherson. Bill Banks, ajc, "Sandy Springs doctor didn’t let blindness rob him of career," 14 June 2018 For the first time since World War II, the Air Force will use enlisted airmen as pilots. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Enlisted Airmen Will Now Get To Fly Drones," 21 Dec. 2015 Casey was once home to 100 officers and 400 enlisted men. Brian E. Clark, latimes.com, "Military history, scenic state parks and tasty shelfish make for a rich weekend escape on Whidbey lsland, Wash.," 14 June 2018 After talking with a few producers, Family And Friends enlisted Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Ben Lee, Say Anything) to helm Felix Culpa. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Family and Friends Share Debut Full-Length 'Felix Culpa': Premiere," 4 June 2018 Reporters enlisted staffers at 19 elementary schools to collect materials for scientific testing. Jonathan Tamari, Philly.com, "Philly congressmen seek federal help to fix 'unconscionable' condition of city schools," 1 June 2018 Sketches of a ‘World at War’ The enemy soldier wears a plain enlisted man’s cap with a scarlet band around the bottom. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "The Battle of Belleau Wood was brutal, deadly and forgotten. But it forged a new Marine Corps.," 31 May 2018 The First Idaho had eight companies with 32 officers and 644 enlisted men. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "He was the 1st Idahoan killed in action. And he died in a war you've probably never heard of. | Idaho Statesman," 27 May 2018

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1724, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of enlisted

: serving in the armed forces in a rank below the rank of officers


en·​list·​ed | \in-ˈli-stəd \

Kids Definition of enlisted

: serving in the armed forces in a rank below a commissioned officer or warrant officer

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