civilian civilian  /sə ˈvɪl jən/


  1. (n) a nonmilitary citizen
  2. (adj) associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military



  1. SC law to help veterans find civilian work

    SC law to help veterans find civilian work Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:06 am, Saturday, June 15, 2013 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawmakers hope to give South Carolina a boost in the next round of base closures with measures aimed at helping military families adjust when ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Intense: Navy, civilian planners get big assist in storm predictions

    ( Office of Naval Research ) With the arrival of the Atlantic hurricane and Pacific typhoon season -- and the often dangerous storms that can accompany it -- new technology sponsored by the Office of Naval Research will help Navy and civilian officials alike plan for stormy weather. The Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System-Tropical Cyclone is a groundbreaking weather prediction ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Gazette.Net: Council of Governments looks to replace civilian alert system

    Popular civilian alert systems such as AlertMontgomery and AlertGaithersburg could be on their way out.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:


  1. McChrystal's comments, as detailed in the Rolling Stone article, "does not meet the standards that should be set by a commanding general," the president said. "It undermines the civilian control of the military...... and it erodes the trust...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "This is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. Civilian and military, Afghan and international, we are part of one team with one mission," Petraeus said at the US embassy in Kabul.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: AFP

  3. "Some allies ought not have the luxury of opting only for stability and civilian operations, forcing other allies to bear a disproportionate share of the fighting and the dying," Gates said.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

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