(Of an officer in the army, navy, or air force) not holding a rank conferred by a commission.
- The Armed Forces Special Powers Act allows not just officers, but even junior commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of the army, to use force and even kill any person on suspicion of disturbing public order.
- One of the most important distinctions is the difference between commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
- Because of the increased number of volunteer soldiers, the ministry will phase out recruitment of non-commissioned officers, including air force and army sergeants and naval petty officers.
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