The intelligence acquired was important, but it was not enough, and so the OSS also sent operatives deep into occupied territory under a variety of non-official covers to steal secrets, conduct sabotage and make contact with resistance groups.
What does NOC stand for?
NOC stands for Non-Official Cover
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
See other definitions of NOC
We have 164 other meanings of NOC in our Acronym Attic
- Networks Optical Communications (conference)
- New Otani Club (hotels; Japan)
- Nintendo of Canada
- No Official Cover (gaming clan)
- No One Cares
- No Other Classification (various organizations)
- No Overall Control
- Non-Caching System
- Non-Objection Certificate (visas)
- Non-Offending Caregiver
Samples in periodicals archive:
Philip Giraldi's "Deep Background" has often given your readers informative and relevant insight, and I especially commend his Non-Official Cover (NOC) piece in the March 10 issue.
citizens but have spent a career unwittingly building their cover, who have native language fluency, regional rolodexes of their own, and are able to step immediately into mature roles as non-official cover officers -- dump the light cover retirees, elderly students, and aged male "spouses" we use now, all of whom were blown the first time they served under official cover.