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.

Examples of platoon sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Pearl Harbor Day, meet Louisiana's World War II recipients of Medal of Honor," 7 Dec. 2020 Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Pearl Harbor Day, meet Louisiana's World War II recipients of Medal of Honor," 7 Dec. 2020 Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Pearl Harbor Day, meet Louisiana's World War II recipients of Medal of Honor," 7 Dec. 2020 Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Veterans Day, meet all 26 of Louisiana's Medal of Honor recipients," 10 Nov. 2020 His former platoon sergeant recalled that Reinoehl’s stint in the military was marked by drug- and alcohol-related offenses on and off the base. Bryan Denson, ProPublica, "When the Political Divide Turned Deadly in Portland," 5 Nov. 2020 After the meal, the prisoner was first moved into the officers’ tent, where Moshe and the platoon sergeant joined her. Robyn Creswell, The New York Review of Books, "The Body and the Border," 6 Oct. 2020 The Army platoon sergeant is based at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "What was it like attending Cowboys' home opener? COVID-19 safety measures couldn’t contain fans' comeback passions.," 21 Sep. 2020 My platoon sergeant was a high-speed E-6 that had been put in charge of the platoon because there [were] no E-7s that could do it. Fox News, "Tennessee vet gives back during coronavirus pandemic," 29 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of platoon sergeant

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Platoon sergeant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platoon%20sergeant. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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