sergeant first class

noun

Definition of sergeant first class 

: a noncommissioned officer in the army ranking above a staff sergeant and below a master sergeant

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Foster spent nearly two decades in the Army, reached the rank of sergeant first class and was deployed to the Middle East during Desert Storm. Fox News, "Prison portraits from retiring AP reporter Mike Graczyk," 31 July 2018 Transfiguracion was a staff sergeant when he was wounded but was posthumously promoted to sergeant first class, said Maj. Lolita C. Baldor, The Seattle Times, "US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan," 13 Aug. 2018 The bride’s father retired from the Army as a sergeant first class and was a recipient of a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. New York Times, "Susie Saavedra, Jose Feliz," 8 July 2018 The bride’s father retired from the Army, having achieved the rank of sergeant first class at Fort Benning, Ga. Her mother, who is retired, worked as a custodian at the Swift Denim factory, which manufactured denim shirts and jeans in Columbus. New York Times, "Diana Banks, Emile Thompson," 15 Apr. 2018 Charleston Hartfield was recognized as an officer, a Nevada Army National Guard sergeant first class and a youth football coach. Essence.com, "Thousands Attend Vigil For Las Vegas Police Officer Killed In Massacre," 8 Oct. 2017 Brittain, Arlington Martin High School’s girls head basketball coach, is a sergeant first class with the 366th Military Police Co. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Coaches first, but service members forever," 27 Sep. 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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sergeant first class

noun

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

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