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

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The city of Seattle is supplementing the ranks of police by hiring 12 unarmed, noncommissioned officers to respond to noncriminal calls and help connect people with social services. Brian Contreras, The Seattle Times, "City to hire 12 unarmed, noncommissioned officers as Seattle police deal with staffing, public image," 25 June 2019 Washington Seattle: The city is supplementing its police ranks by hiring unarmed, noncommissioned officers. USA TODAY, "Troll trail, coal train derailment, geyser record: News from around our 50 states," 27 June 2019 To adjust to that demographic shift, the military has encouraged young personnel to become noncommissioned officers. Chieko Tsuneoka And Alastair Gale, WSJ, "For Japan’s Aging Military, the Future Is a Gray Area," 17 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of noncommissioned officer

1703, in the meaning defined above

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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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