noncommissioned officer definition

  • noun:
    • An enlisted member of the armed forces, like a corporal, sergeant, or petty officer, appointed to a rank conferring management over various other enlisted workers.
    • one of authority within the military having perhaps not received a commission (a primary conveyance of authority from sovereign government); as such they could have charge or control however demand in the most technical utilization of the word.
    • a military officer appointed from enlisted employees
  • adjective:
    • a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the leader or supreme authority of this State; but by the Secretary of War or because of the commanding officer of the regiment.

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