platoon sergeant

noun

Definition of platoon sergeant 

: a noncommissioned officer normally with the rank of sergeant first class in the U.S. Army and with the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps

Note: Platoon sergeant was formally its own rank in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines.

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The platoon sergeant ordered the soldiers to move into formation next to the hearse. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 The platoon sergeant ordered the soldiers to move into formation next to the hearse. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 The platoon sergeant ordered the soldiers to move into formation next to the hearse. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 The platoon sergeant ordered the soldiers to move into formation next to the hearse. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 The platoon sergeant ordered the soldiers to move into formation next to the hearse. Greg Jaffe, Washington Post, "A son was killed in action and his parents ask why," 25 May 2018 Not far away, a platoon sergeant raises his arms to the heavens, seemingly seeking divine help. CBS News, "How America saw toll of Vietnam War through iconic AP photo," 12 Feb. 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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platoon sergeant

noun

Kids Definition of platoon sergeant

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

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