senior master sergeant


: a noncommissioned officer in the air force ranking above a master sergeant and below a chief master sergeant

Examples of senior master sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His dad, Terry, is an Iowa native who was senior master sergeant, working in corrosion control. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2023 Teixeira is still an active-duty airman first class, and a senior master sergeant has been designated to maintain regular contact with him, the lawyers said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2023 Now a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, Holland, 57, recalls the early years of his life, growing up on military bases across the United States and the rural, wide-open spaces of Missouri, his parents’ home state. Vincent T. Davis,, 24 Aug. 2020 Mack’s father was a senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Madeleine Parrish, The Arizona Republic, 24 Oct. 2022 The air force senior master sergeant died by suicide in July while in military custody. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 In 2018, Gonyea retired as a senior master sergeant after 25 years in the Air Force. Vincent T. Davis,, 27 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of senior master sergeant was circa 1962

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“Senior master sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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senior master sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer in the air force with a rank just below that of chief master sergeant
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