1. (of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Noncommissioned \Non`com*mis"sioned\, a.
Not having a commission.
Noncommissioned officer (Mil.), a subordinate officer not
appointed by a commission from the chief executive or
supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary of
War or by the commanding officer of the regiment.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel