chief master sergeant


: a noncommissioned officer in the air force ranking above a senior master sergeant

Examples of chief master sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even with help and vouchers, there’s simply not enough affordable housing out there, said Jennifer Taylor, chief operations officer at National Veterans Homeless Support in Cocoa and the wife of George Taylor Jr., chief master sergeant in the Air Force. Orlando Sentinel, 5 Feb. 2023 My partners were among Latitude Margaritaville’s top players: Allen Farkas, a retired pharmaceutical salesman originally from Canarsie, Brooklyn; Al Bobst, a retired chief master sergeant from the Air Force; and Hershey McChesney, a retired teacher and school administrator from Southern California. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 Judd’s grandfather Arlie Judd Jr. served in the Air Force starting in 1953 and retired as a chief master sergeant in 1983. Praveena Somasundaram, Dallas News, 31 May 2021 In 1999, after serving as a maintenance technician for the Minuteman missile system, Brockhouse was a divorced noncommissioned officer in the Air Force contemplating finishing his college degree and perhaps becoming a chief master sergeant. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Apr. 2021 The chief master sergeant is the Air Force's top enlisted leader. Tara Copp, ajc, 7 Feb. 2023 Justice Department attorneys agreed this week to a settlement that restores Mr. Rynearson’s access to the chief master sergeant’s Facebook page. Terence J. Pell, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Zier, who had been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant, a rank achieved by just 1 percent of the enlisted force in any service, has not been promoted. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Jan. 2022 Jarad Denton is a master sergeant and public affairs advisor to the chief master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force. Edward Segal, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chief master sergeant was in 1959

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“Chief master sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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chief master sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank in the air force
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