Not sure where you were going with this SSG Burns, but you have a lot of valid comments on your question. I, personally, like MAJ Parker's response, but there is also a lot of other great comments.
As for me, a Noncommissioned is just that...without a commission. I have been a Noncommissioned Officer since I was laterally promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1994. With regards to your statement under your question posed, I identify that as what it is...a Noncommissioned Officer.
I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of
Soldiers. As a noncommissioned officer, I realize that I am a member of a time
honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army".
Personally I believe that there was a lot of thought given to our title.