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sergeant major

n. pl. sergeants major or sergeant majors
1.
a. Used as a title for a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative assistant of a headquarters unit of the US Army or Marine Corps.
b. One who holds this title.
2. Chiefly British A noncommissioned or warrant officer of the highest rank in a company or unit of battalion size.
3. A damselfish (Abudefduf saxatilis) of warm seas, having a flattened body with dark vertical stripes.

sergeant major

n
1. (Military) a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank or having specific administrative tasks in branches of the armed forces of various countries
2. (Animals) a large damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, having a bluish-grey body marked with black stripes

ser′geant ma′jor


n.
1. a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps ranking above a first sergeant.
2. the chief administrative assistant in a military headquarters.
3. a small damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, of warm Atlantic waters, having vertical black stripes on each side.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sergeant major - a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative officer of a headquarters unit of the Armysergeant major - a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative officer of a headquarters unit of the Army
sergeant - any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal
2.sergeant major - large blue-grey black-striped damselfishsergeant major - large blue-grey black-striped damselfish; nearly worldwide
damselfish, demoiselle - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
Abudefduf, genus Abudefduf - damsel fishes
Translations

sergeant major

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sergeant major

n (Mil) → sergente m maggiore
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The company commanders ran off to their companies, the sergeants major began bustling (the greatcoats were not in very good condition), and instantly the squares that had up to then been in regular order and silent began to sway and stretch and hum with voices.
Army Sergeants Major Academy's First Sergeants Course; the Command Sergeants Major Course; and more.
Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Fort Bliss, Texas, launched a fellowship program with Pennsylvania State University in mid-2015.
One of my goals as I visit sustainment organizations throughout the Army is to impart my vision for how we should be preparing our noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to be sergeants major and command sergeants major (CSMs) in the sustainment community.
We discovered that we had more positions for staff sergeants major with Additional Skill Identifier 7S (primary level sergeant major) than for those with Additional Skill Identifier 6S (initial-level sergeant major).
He has been working in the educational field for more than 30 years and continues to mentor first sergeants and sergeants major in the 31st Chemical Brigade.
The Command Sergeants Major at USTRANSCOM, SDDC, DLA, as well as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of AMC, the Master Chief Petty Officers at MSC, Naval Supply Systems Command, Marine and Coast Guard will be invited to suggest ideas and programs to make NDTA attractive to more NCO's throughout all of the Services.
Chandler previously served as the first enlisted commandant of the Sergeants Major Academy.
The Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, is the Army agency charged with implementing the NCOES transformation.
Jaranowski directly attributes NETCOM's retention success to a combination of aggressive and personal involvement by commanders, command sergeants major, first sergeants, and leaders at all levels, a tremendous amount of support from those at home, and a highly trained and motivated force of career counselors throughout the globally dispersed command--all the way to the commanding general.
The look at the Group level will be Command Sergeants Major as Senior Enlisted Leaders (SELs) and Sergeants Major at all Battalions where Master Sergeants used to be.
Juskowiak, Commander of the Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, will host the 2004 Combat Service Support (CSS) Commanders and Command Sergeants Major Conference at the Lee Club at Fort Lee, Virginia, on 8 and 9 April.