gunnery sergeant


Definition of gunnery sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer in the marine corps ranking above a staff sergeant and below a master sergeant or first sergeant

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Recent Examples on the Web In 1972, Moore retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of gunnery sergeant. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "One of nation’s first black Marines to be honored in Oceanside," 18 Aug. 2019 On Monday, he was promoted to gunnery sergeant, further adding to his reasons to celebrate this week. Lance Cpl. Kate Morrissey,, "49 military personnel and family members take citizenship oath on USS Midway," 3 July 2018 But that isn't the only way Eunice remembers Chris, a gunnery sergeant who was killed during a 2010 tour of duty in Afghanistan. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "He loved his country so much he died for it. Here's how NASCAR is honoring him. | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018 He was later awarded the honorary rank of gunnery sergeant. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "R. Lee Ermey, Kansas native and 'Full Metal Jacket' actor, dies at 74 | The Kansas City Star," 15 Apr. 2018 Jane Wester April 10 - Marcella Lightner Thrash Thrash retired as a gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, her obituary said. Jane Wester, Adam Bell And Mark Price Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "The stories of Charlotte’s 73 homicide victims in 2017 | Charlotte Observer," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gunnery sergeant

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Gunnery sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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: a noncommissioned officer in the marines ranking above a staff sergeant

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