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.

Examples of platoon sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her boss, platoon sergeant Eric Ivory, 38, from Gilbert, Ariz., joined the Army in 2005. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2023 Snoop looked just like my old platoon sergeant. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Aug. 2022 Serving as the motorsports equivalent of a platoon sergeant, this person oversees all technical aspects of the car and its setup, works closely with everyone involved and calls the shots atop the pit box to strategically orchestrate each race. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 9 Mar. 2023 Dylan’s platoon sergeant told his brother, David Merola Jr., who lives in Jefferson County, that Dylan had just lifted a child over a gate to safety and was going back for another person when authorities say the deadly attack was carried out by the Islamic State group. Carol Robinson |, al, 31 Aug. 2021 Ross was a platoon sergeant-convoy commander. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Nov. 2020 As a platoon sergeant with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the International Brigades, the 25-year-old African American from Mississippi commanded white troops and led them into battle against the forces of General Franco, men who saw him as less than human. James Stout, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 June 2020 Jerry Obieglo, a former platoon sergeant stationed in Germany with Chauvin, remembers him as laser-focused on studying to become a police officer. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020 Director Perry, a military veteran, based Snoop's character on his old platoon sergeant. Clark Collis,, 11 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platoon sergeant was in 1890

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“Platoon sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

platoon sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer in the army with a rank just below that of first sergeant
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