staff sergeant


Definition of staff sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer ranking in the army above a sergeant and below a platoon sergeant or sergeant first class, in the air force above a sergeant and below a technical sergeant, and in the marine corps above a sergeant and below a gunnery sergeant

Examples of staff sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter Brander, promoted to agent, is an Army veteran who served overseas as a staff sergeant. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 17 Aug. 2022 Tristan Bellotti, a staff sergeant in the Alaska Air National Guard, said his friends always loved his homemade mead. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2022 Those leaders can range from a staff sergeant to a colonel, Holland said. Rose L. Thayer, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2022 He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1979 and had received numerous service awards. Carol Robinson |, al, 20 July 2022 Alex Drueke, a former US Army staff sergeant who served two tours in Iraq, had previously warned his mother that if he were ever taken captive, he could be asked to read from a script, Williams said. Maham Javaid,, 19 June 2022 Earlier in the week, the families of Alex Drueke, 39, a former U.S. Army staff sergeant who served two tours in Iraq, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, also said that the two had gone missing in Ukraine. New York Times, 18 June 2022 Drueke served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army, leaving around 2010 as a staff sergeant, his mother said. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 She was decorated for her tour of duty in Afghanistan and honorably discharged from the military after reaching the rank of staff sergeant. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of staff sergeant

1811, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2022

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“Staff sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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: a noncommissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a sergeant


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