technical sergeant


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mustered out at war’s end in the fall of 1945 with the rank of technical sergeant, Mr. Hutcherson departed with additional decorations that included the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three clusters. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 10 Feb. 2023 Jaime Elizabeth Hash, a trans woman and a technical sergeant in the Air Force, was recently appointed to the Air Force’s working group that analyzes barriers faced by LGBTQ+ service members. Jordan Gonsalves, Time, 1 Dec. 2022 Jeremy Zier to technical sergeant and granted his request to retire in lieu of an administrative discharge. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2022 Ferguson, who is now a technical sergeant, had no sympathy for Zier’s predicament. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Jan. 2022 Outstanding Unit awards throughout his long career as a technical sergeant. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, 11 Nov. 2019 Bryson-Kirksey, a former Air Force technical sergeant who has been with the team for over eight seasons, received an outpouring of prayers and well-wishes from members of the Tampa Bay Lightning community. Vanessa Etienne,, 22 July 2021 The Army technical sergeant had gone ashore in Salerno, crossed the Rapido River to attack German forces at Monte Cassino and later landed at Anzio, helping to clear a path for the liberation of Rome. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 Turgeon, a technical sergeant, was deployed with the 98th Bomb Group, 344th Bomber Squadron to North Africa in 1942. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of technical sergeant was in 1920

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“Technical sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

technical sergeant

: an enlisted person in the air force with a rank just below a master sergeant
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