first sergeant

noun

Definition of first sergeant

1 :a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to the commander of a military unit (such as a company or squadron)
2 :the rank of a first sergeant; specifically :a rank in the army above a sergeant first class and below a sergeant major and in the marine corps above a gunnery sergeant and below a master gunnery sergeant

First Known Use of first sergeant

1776


FIRST SERGEANT Defined for Kids

first sergeant

noun

Definition of first sergeant for Students

1 :a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to a military commander
2 :a noncommissioned officer ranking above a sergeant first class in the army or above a gunnery sergeant in the marine corps

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