gunnery sergeant

noun

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 Kai Binh was a gunnery sergeant in the South Vietnamese Marine Corps who for years fought alongside Americans. New York Times, 7 July 2021 Moore retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of gunnery sergeant in 1972. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 There will be honors After 21 years of active and reserve service, Bill Bazzi, 55, of Dearborn Heights retired as a gunnery sergeant in 2016 from the U.S. Marine Corps. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 11 Nov. 2020 In 1972, Moore retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of gunnery sergeant. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2019 On Monday, he was promoted to gunnery sergeant, further adding to his reasons to celebrate this week. Lance Cpl. Kate Morrissey, sandiegouniontribune.com, 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, 25 May 2018 He was later awarded the honorary rank of gunnery sergeant. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunnery%20sergeant. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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gunnery sergeant

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

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