command sergeant major


: a noncommissioned officer in the army ranking above a first sergeant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An Army veteran who rose to the rank of command sergeant major, Mr. Washington previously led the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for six years and headed a Denver-area transportation agency between 2009 and 2015. Micah Maidenberg And Andrew Tangel, WSJ, 6 July 2022 Bill Davidson of Beverly, who went to Afghanistan three times and served as Hammond’s command sergeant major, said his family has been shaken by the government’s rapid collapse., 16 Aug. 2021 The role comes with a personal tie for Walz, with his office noting that the former command sergeant major spent close to 25 years in the Army National Guard. Star Tribune, 10 July 2021 Bradley Knapp, the former commander and command sergeant major of 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Barbara Starr And Caroline Kelly, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 Bradley Knapp, the former commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Apr. 2021 That sentiment was shared by command sergeant major Sheryl Lyon, who in September left Army Cyber Command to become command senior enlisted leader of Cyber Command and NSA. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 6 Apr. 2021 When Fred was the command sergeant major of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Norma would swoop in to care for cadets or young officers such as Greg Gardner, who had lost 30 pounds at Ranger School. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2020 Julie Guerra, the senior enlisted soldier in the Army G-2, intelligence, who previously was the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Cyber School. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 2 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of command sergeant major was in 1967

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“Command sergeant major.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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