noncombatant noncombatant  /ˌnɑn kəm ˈbæ tənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
  2. (adj) used of civilians in time of war
  3. (adj) member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon

Usage(s):

  1. It also means forfeiture of a journalist's status under international law as a neutral noncombatant, and it encourages troops to consider all journalists as fair targets.
  2. It is a sentence that demonstrates the Army's willingness to hand down serious punishment to soldiers who kill noncombatant civilians.
  3. From the outset, however, both Boers and British employed blacks in noncombatant roles.

News

  • STG awarded U.S. Army NEO Tracking System Support Contract

    STG, Inc. has been awarded the two-year, U.S. Army’s Noncombatant Evacuation Operation Tracking System Support contract for the Eighth Army G35 under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contract.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I went through all the training. I served honorably in my unit. I used army provisions to try become a noncombatant and remain in the army as a medic or something, but I still would be subject to going on combat missions as a medic," Hinzman...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Jeremy Hinzman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Catholic moral teaching on just war insists that noncombatant immunity be respected and that the use of force be discriminate. As the historical use of landmines makes clear, these indiscriminate weapons frequently kill and maim innocent civilians,...
    on Sep 7, 2006 By: Thomas Wenski Source: Catholic Online

  3. Colonel Moshe Levi, head of the unit's Gaza division, said that his team "is making great efforts on all levels and through all channels to assist the noncombatant Palestinian population from the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on the field of health."
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Moshe Levi Source: Xinhua

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