first sergeant


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first sergeant

n.
The senior noncommissioned officer of a US Army or Marine Corps unit, who is equivalent in rank to a master sergeant and performs administrative duties.

first′ ser′geant


n.
1. (in the U.S. Army)
a. a noncommissioned officer ranked above a master sergeant.
b. the senior noncommissioned officer of a company, squadron, etc.
2. a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps ranked above gunnery sergeant.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first sergeant - a sergeant in the Army above the rank of staff sergeant and below master sergeantfirst sergeant - a sergeant in the Army above the rank of staff sergeant and below master sergeant
orderly sergeant - the first sergeant of a company; duties formerly included the conveyance of orders
sergeant - any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal
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The first sergeant of Lieutenant Dudley's company stepped to the front and began to name the men in alphabetical order.
Having been a First Sergeant for two of the bigger Dental Activities, Fort Bragg andjoint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), and now currently serving as the First Sergeant for the United States Army Dental Lab (ADL), I have been at the head table as these advancements in technology are happening.
Halverson served as the first sergeant of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.
Being promoted to first sergeant was always a dream, but now it's a dream realized.
According to the charge-sheet, the first sergeant abused his authority and kept the gold bars.
Headquarters company leaders require battalion mentorship the same as any other company commander, executive officer, or first sergeant.
Cassandra Jones, first sergeant of the 94th Aerial Port Squadron at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
If your first sergeant uses platoon sergeants to inform squad leaders and squad leaders to keep the unit's Soldiers informed, he is strengthening the unit's chain of command.
With distinction and honors he completed training such as the Basic-Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course and Drill Sergeant School.
Below) James Birdsong, first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, grapples with an obstacle during the "Shield Ride," or Order of the Hoplite, on Camp Hovey.
Airman Basic(AB) Senior Master First Sergeant (E-8)
My first sergeant doesn't think we should because we might have to shoot through the caps.