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 Mary Breanna Hudon, 30, a military medic and U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, injects people with vaccines. Grant Delin, Scientific American, 1 June 2021 He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in 1946. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 18 May 2021 Stillman, who served in Afghanistan with the Marines and is a staff sergeant in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve, joined the police department in 2015, according to an incident report from the shooting., 17 Apr. 2021 On the morning of March 26, Sergiy Barnich, a 47-year-old staff sergeant in Ukraine’s armed forces, came out of his trench and began to look for enemy mines in the brush. Time, 12 Apr. 2021 The retired Army staff sergeant had suffered catastrophic lung damage from breathing incinerated waste burned in massive open-air pits and probably other irritants during his tour of duty in Iraq. Michael Mcauliff | Kaiser Health News, ABC News, 21 Mar. 2021 Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged, was found dead by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul, on Wednesday. NBC News, 4 Mar. 2021 Marchessault's husband, a staff sergeant in the US Army, is stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. Martha Shade, CNN, 7 Dec. 2020 After the world’s great cities fall, a Marine staff sergeant and his platoon make a last stand against alien invaders. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of staff sergeant

1811, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2021

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“Staff sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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staff sergeant


English Language Learners Definition of staff sergeant

: an officer in the army, air force, or marines with a rank above a sergeant

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Kids Definition of staff sergeant

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


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