command sergeant major


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

Examples of command sergeant major in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rick Morris — who retired as a command sergeant major in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Army for 23 years — attended his nephew’s funeral in Saint James, Mo., in April, after his nephew, Rusten Smith, 32, was killed in a helicopter crash in March. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 Ronnie went on to have a 31-year career in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of command sergeant major in the Airborne Corps. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Occupation: Manager at GE HealthCare, command sergeant major in the U.S. Army Reserve. Blake Apgar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 Renita Duncan, a U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major who has worked in domestic violence prevention in the military, is the only no-party, no-preference candidate. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2021 Victor is a retired command sergeant major who served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, and Kathleen is a school administrator and teacher at Nelson County Baptist School. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 7 Oct. 2021 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 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 21 Feb. 2024.

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