WWI, 1915, Gallipoli. An unidentified Australian officer smoking a pipe inside his dugout on the Gallipoli Peninsula.  Note that he has his badge of rank pencilled on his epaulette.  This practice was largely adopted by officers and non commissioned officers after the landing on 25 April 1915, probably because of a desire not to be conspicious to the enemy.

WWI, 1915, Gallipoli. An unidentified Australian officer smoking a pipe inside his dugout on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Note that he has his badge of rank pencilled on his epaulette. This practice was largely adopted by officers and non commissioned officers after the landing on 25 April 1915, probably because of a desire not to be conspicious to the enemy.

One of the most brutal and cruel SS prison guards Gerhard Palitzsch (July 17, 1913 - December 7, 1944), was a German SS non-commissioned officer, notorious for his activities in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Un jeune membre du parti national-socialiste Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, Edimbourg) d’August Sander

WWI, Battle of Broodseinde. A group of six unidentified German non commissioned officers (NCOs) at a dugout in a trench near the large crater where they were captured on 4 October 1917. Two of the men have mess tins, one on the far right is wearing it around his neck on a chain.

WWI, Battle of Broodseinde. A group of six unidentified German non commissioned officers (NCOs) at a dugout in a trench near the large crater where they were captured on 4 October 1917. Two of the men have mess tins, one on the far right is wearing it around his neck on a chain.

Fine Brevet Colt Navy Revolver of Colonel Wm. H. Irwin 49th Pennsylvania Vols - Wounded in Action at Chancellorsville and Cited for Gallantry at Antietam: A stellar Brevet Navy with magnificent silver presentation plaque on the right grip. It is inscribed “Presented to Col. W. H. Irwin as a testimonial of respect and esteem by the non commissioned officers and privates of Co. C & E Feb. 22nd 1862”.

Fine Brevet Colt Navy Revolver of Colonel Wm. H. Irwin 49th Pennsylvania Vols - Wounded in Action at Chancellorsville and Cited for Gallantry at Antietam: A stellar Brevet Navy with magnificent silver presentation plaque on the right grip. It is inscribed “Presented to Col. W. H. Irwin as a testimonial of respect and esteem by the non commissioned officers and privates of Co. C & E Feb. 22nd 1862”.

To all the Gunnery Sergeants or more affectionately known as "Gunny" out there... Semper Fi!

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Princess Elizabeth (top, centre) in a group photograph with Senior and Junior Non Commissioned Officers on her course at No 1 MTTC at Camberley, Surrey

Princess Elizabeth (top, centre) in a group photograph with Senior and Junior Non Commissioned Officers on her course at No 1 MTTC at Camberley, Surrey

The non-commissioned officer of the Wehrmacht during the practical driving of the multipurpose semi-track tractor NSU NK-101 (Sd.Kfz.2) Kleines Kettenkraftrad with the instructor in the driving school.

The non-commissioned officer of the Wehrmacht during the practical driving of the multipurpose semi-track tractor NSU NK-101 (Sd.Kfz.2) Kleines Kettenkraftrad with the instructor in the driving school.

Portrait of non- commissioned officers, 6th Reinforcements, 57th Battalion.

Portrait of non- commissioned officers, 6th Reinforcements, 57th Battalion.

William Orpen - The Non-Commissioned Officer Pilot, Royal Flying Corps: Flight Sergeant W. G. Bennett

"The Non-Commissioned Officer Pilot, Royal Flying Corps: Flight Sergeant W. Bennett" by Sir William Orpen.

Military canteen for non-commissioned officers and troops in Surabaya (Jl. Krembangan Barat)  1865 (File KITLV

Military canteen for non-commissioned officers and troops in Surabaya (Jl. Krembangan Barat) 1865 (File KITLV

ANZAC Day and the Ipswich Railway Workshops Memorial.  Arthur Bennett (on right) with fellow Non Commissioned Officer in Britain, photo from the Queensland Museum collection.

ANZAC Day and the Ipswich Railway Workshops Memorial. Arthur Bennett (on right) with fellow Non Commissioned Officer in Britain, photo from the Queensland Museum collection.

Queen's Royal Regiment - 2nd Regiment of Foot - Senior Non Commissioned Officer

Queen's Royal Regiment - Regiment of Foot - Senior Non Commissioned Officer

Cadets of the Chilean Army Non-Commissioned Officers' School (Escuela de Suboficiales del Sargento 2° Daniel Rebolledo Sepúlveda) marching through O'Higgins Park in Santiago at the 2015 Chilean Army Day Parade.

Cadets of the Chilean Army Non-Commissioned Officers' School (Escuela de Suboficiales del Sargento 2° Daniel Rebolledo Sepúlveda) marching through O'Higgins Park in Santiago at the 2015 Chilean Army Day Parade.

German non-commissioned officer demonstrating the Panzerfaust weapon, Russia, Sep 1943.

[Photo] German non-commissioned officer demonstrating the Panzerfaust weapon, Russia, Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2

[Photo] German non-commissioned officer demonstrating the Panzerfaust weapon, Russia, Sep photo 2 of 2

Lance-Corporal Julien was a police officer from Trinidad who served in the British West Indies Regiment in both WWi and WWII. For his actions at the Damieh Bridgehead in the Jordan Valley of Palestine in 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (recognising acts of gallantry by non-commissioned officers, regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige).The Caribbean History Archives: World War I in Trinidad

Lance-Corporal Julien, a former Policeman from Trinidad received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery and valourious service Source: Trinidadians who served in World War I

U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers, Staff & Engineers Uniforms c1902 by H.A. Ogden, Vintage 1959 Large 12x16 Art Print, FREE SHIPPING $12.00 $15.00

U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers, Staff & Engineers Uniforms c1902 by H.A. Ogden, Vintage 1959 Large 12x16 Art Print, FREE SHIPPING $12.00 $15.00

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