noncommissioned officer

noun
non·​com·​mis·​sioned officer | \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd- How to pronounce noncommissioned officer (audio) \

Definition of noncommissioned officer

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

Examples of noncommissioned officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thomas Corral, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the site. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, 16 May 2020 Black noted that Reimer had been stationed at Trawniki for at least three years and had been promoted to the level of a noncommissioned officer, part of the Trawniki elite, likely because of his German-language skills. Debbie Cenziper, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2020 Born in New York City, Winslow is the son of a librarian and a noncommissioned officer in the Navy. Jordan Riefe, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2020 Her day had started well before the first phone conference call with noncommissioned officers across the installations and required policy decisions that impacted individual enlisted airmen and their families. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, 26 Mar. 2020 The native of Owasso, Oklahoma, served as the squadron’s senior noncommissioned officer as his group worked to establish communications systems. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, 13 Mar. 2020 The soldier facing a discharge for her gender-reassignment surgery had initially joined the military as a noncommissioned officer and served as a tank driver. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020 Patel is also a noncommissioned officer with California’s Air National Guard and was part of recent efforts to extinguish the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2019 Patel is also a noncommissioned officer with California’s Air National Guard and was part of recent efforts to extinguish the Kincade fire in Sonoma County. Peter Holley, The Denver Post, 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of noncommissioned officer

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncommissioned officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncommissioned%20officer. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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noncommissioned officer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of noncommissioned officer

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

noncommissioned officer

noun
non·​com·​mis·​sioned officer | \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd- How to pronounce noncommissioned officer (audio) \

Kids Definition of noncommissioned officer

: an officer in the army, air force, or marine corps appointed from among the enlisted persons

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