senior master sergeant


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 30 Jan. 2023.

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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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