master sergeant


Definition of master sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer ranking in the army above a sergeant first class and below a staff sergeant major, in the air force above a technical sergeant and below a senior master sergeant, and in the marine corps above a gunnery sergeant and below a master gunnery sergeant

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The attorneys offered a master sergeant to testify instead. Alicia Fabbre,, "Exasperated Will County judge wants explanation about what happened to ‘two damn watches’ taken during an arrest; head of state police ordered to appear in court," 3 July 2019 Adele Loar served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1989 to 2010 and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times. Lou Ponsi,, "Wounded vets from the U.S. and U.K. stop in Irvine during cross-country journey," 7 June 2018 Jack Goncalves was promoted from master sergeant and will be stationed in Bridgeport as commanding officer. Ruth Bruno,, "Nine Troopers Promoted At State Police Ceremony," 26 May 2018 Officers located Poe about a quarter of a mile north of the North Aurora dam, and an officer swam to Poe and pulled him to shore with the help of other officers and an Illinois State Police master sergeant. Megan Jones, Aurora Beacon-News, "Man pronounced dead after falling into Fox River in North Aurora," 29 May 2018 Whittle is a master sergeant in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Fox News, "Guardsman who intervened in shooting says he's 'average guy'," 28 May 2018 After Gutz retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant in the early 1960s, the couple settled in Converse, where Blake opened a dress shop. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Bertans’ No. 1 fan recalls fleeing Latvia during World War II," 9 Apr. 2018 He was discharged with the rank of master sergeant in 1954. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Frank J. 'Hal' Burke, arborist and Korean War veteran, dies," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of master sergeant

1920, in the meaning defined above

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: a noncommissioned officer in the army ranking above a sergeant first class or in the air force ranking above a technical sergeant or in the marines ranking above a gunnery sergeant

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