platoon sergeant


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.

Examples of platoon sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Separately on the base, the former platoon sergeant of the Bravo Company platoon involved in the sinking will face an administrative separation board. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Jan. 2022 The lowest-ranking Marines facing boards are two enlisted men who were staff sergeants in July 2020 — the former platoon sergeant and the vehicle commander of the track that sank. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 Separately, the unnamed former platoon sergeant of the Bravo Company platoon involved in the sinking will face an administrative separation board. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2022 In the last weeks of World War II, in Italy, an exploding shell so racked his body that a platoon sergeant gave him a shot of morphine on the battlefield. David M. Shribman, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 He was deployed in the 1991 Gulf War and served in Korea and Germany before being deployed to Iraq in 2005 while serving as a platoon sergeant in the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 16 Dec. 2021 Over just a few days, 50 percent of the 40-man platoon was wounded in a series of IED attacks, including the platoon sergeant and other experienced Marines. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2021 Now retired from the Army and residing in El Paso, Texas, Richard Wilson was Davis’ platoon sergeant in Iraq. Matt Wake |, al, 11 Nov. 2021 In 2015, Tabansky was a flight engineer instructor and flight platoon sergeant stationed in Germany when he was called to stage a new Chinook helicopter at a military expo in London. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of platoon sergeant

1890, in the meaning defined above

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


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