sergeant first class


Definition of sergeant first class

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

Examples of sergeant first class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The retired Army sergeant first class and Shadow are one of nearly 700 warrior-K9 teams that have graduated from a three-week training program. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Oct. 2021 When the camp came under attack by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, Adkins, who was a sergeant first class at the time, rushed through intense fire and manned a mortar position. Mike Cason |, al, 9 July 2021 The sergeant first class and his soldiers had worn masks during their shift, only to be screamed at by a protester for supposedly hiding their identities. Trent Reedy, Washington Examiner, 25 Feb. 2021 The US Army confirmed that Duke Webb, the 27-year-old-shooter, is a sergeant first class currently assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group as an assistant operations and intelligence sergeant. Aj Willingham, CNN, 28 Dec. 2020 Tyler's father retired from the Army in 2012 as a sergeant first class after a 22-year career. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 13 Dec. 2020 Originally from Marengo, Ill., Starr is a sergeant first class assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 316th Cavalry Brigade stationed at Fort Benning. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 2 Dec. 2020 Payne, a sergeant first class at the time of the mission, and his unit climbed over a wall to enter the prison compound. Aamer Madhani And Jill Colvin,, 11 Sep. 2020 Brittain, who holds the rank of sergeant first class, is an instructor for senior leadership academy classes with the 2/95th Military Police Battalion. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 29 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sergeant first class

1948, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2021

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“Sergeant first class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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


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