noncommissioned officer

noun
non·​com·​mis·​sioned officer | \ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-shənd- \

Definition of noncommissioned officer 

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

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Haston also said a senior noncommissioned officer who recorded the event was reprimanded and removed from his position as a unit First Sergeant. CBS News, "Punishment doled out after officer takes oath with hand puppet," 19 Apr. 2018 Brown, a senior noncommissioned officer, was removed from her full-time position with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office, with other administrative actions pending, officials said. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "3 in National Guard disciplined over use of dinosaur hand puppet during oath ceremony," 19 Apr. 2018 The colonel, who administered the ceremony in which the senior noncommissioned officer wears the puppet on her right hand while taking an oath, was demoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired. CBS News, "Punishment doled out after officer takes oath with hand puppet," 19 Apr. 2018 Another senior noncommissioned officer, responsible for filming the video that sparked the uproar, received an official reprimand and was removed from his job as unit first sergeant, but will remain in the Guard. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "3 in National Guard disciplined over use of dinosaur hand puppet during oath ceremony," 19 Apr. 2018 The senior noncommissioned officer who videotaped the oath recital has been removed from his job as unit first agent but will remain in the Guard, Haston said in a statement Wednesday on Facebook. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job," 19 Apr. 2018 In that case, three noncommissioned officers in the Army broke curfew in an incident involving foreign women, officials familiar with the situation said. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "U.S. troops punished for contact with foreign women during White House trip but not court-martialed," 18 Jan. 2018 Prosecutors had alleged that Ortiz conspired with fellow noncommissioned officers to haze five junior Marines by forcing them to get special haircuts and ordering them to perform excessive physical exercises. Carl Prine, latimes.com, "Marine general chastised, sergeant's conviction overturned in hazing case," 24 Feb. 2018 The troops, all enlisted, noncommissioned officers, were sent home before Pence arrived in Panama and stripped of their White House assignments pending the results of an investigation. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "U.S. troops punished for contact with foreign women during White House trip but not court-martialed," 18 Jan. 2018

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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noncommissioned officer

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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- \

Kids Definition of <span class="syl">non</span><span class="syl">com</span><span class="syl">mis</span><span class="syl">sioned officer</span>

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

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