What does the word noncommissioned mean?

Usage examples for noncommissioned

  1. On September 10 a small party under a noncommissioned officer was cut off and surrounded. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. Every noncommissioned officer and private is entitled to the use of the institute except when excluded for profane or other improper language, for intoxication or other misconduct, for such time as the committee in charge shall deem advisable. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  3. These clubs are managed by private individuals in connection with committees of noncommissioned officers and enlisted men, and several of them represent investments of $ 15, 000 and $ 20, 000. In some cases a small membership fee is charged. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis