Definition of First sergeant

1. Noun. A sergeant in the Army above the rank of staff sergeant and below master sergeant.

Exact synonyms: Sergeant First Class
Specialized synonyms: Orderly Sergeant
Generic synonyms: Sergeant



Definition of First sergeant

1. Noun. (American English) In the United States Army, a non-commissioned officer ranking above sergeant first class and below sergeant major; equal in rank to a master sergeant but with greater command authority. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) In the United States Marine Corps, a non-commissioned officer ranking above gunnery sergeant and below sergeant major or master gunnery sergeant; equal in rank to a master sergeant, but with command rather than technical responsibilities. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) In the United States Air Force, an appointment (not a rank) for the senior member of enlisted personnel in a squadron or other unit. The appointment is usually held by a master sergeant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of First Sergeant

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first point of Aries
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first receiver
first responder
first responders
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first sergeant (current term)
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first things first

Literary usage of First sergeant

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1. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865 by Minnesota, Charles Eugene Flandrau (1890)
"Company I, First Lieutenant Moses Greenleaf to be captain, first sergeant WF Weiser to be first lieutenant, Sergeant CF Macdonald to be second lieutenant. ..."

2. Company Command: The Bottom Line by John G. Meyer, Jr., John G. Meyer (1995)
"When you arrive at your unit at 0630 hours, the first sergeant is waiting in ... The Company Commander Commands the Unit; The first sergeant Runs It By now, ..."

3. The United States Service Magazine (1864)
"first sergeant Samuel Burness, of Co. B, 2d Battalion,"June 2, 1863. first sergeant John Williams, Co. C, 1st Battalion, June 1, 1803. ..."

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