first sergeant

noun

Definition of first sergeant

  1. 1 :  a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to the commander of a military unit (such as a company or squadron)

  2. 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. 1 :  a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to a military commander

  2. 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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