noncom = 'enlisted person'

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 18 20:03:36 UTC 2014

Tells me how much *I* know. I always thought NCO started with sergeants.


On 1/18/2014 12:54 PM, W Brewer wrote:
> In my garrison days, NCO's were definitely enlisted (corporal on up). But
> EM's were not allowed in the NCO club; they had their own Enlisted Men's
> club. Corporals (E-4) could get into the NCO club, but Spec-4's (E-4) could
> not. Draftees & reservists were unwelcome anywhere.

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