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Pages: 52. Chapters: Private, Sergeant, List of United States
Marine Corps four-star generals, Corporal, General officers in the
United States, Warrant Officer, Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major of
the Marine Corps, Colonel, Lieutenant general, United States Marine
Corps rank insignia, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant colonel,
Captain, First Lieutenant, Staff Sergeant, Major general, Lance
Corporal, Brigadier general, First Sergeant, Master Sergeant,
Gunnery Sergeant, Infantry Weapons Officer, Private First Class,
Master Gunnery Sergeant. Excerpt: Sergeant (normally abbreviated to
Sgt) is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces,
and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are
the Latin serviens, "one who serves," through the French term
Sergent. In most armies the rank of sergeant corresponds to command
of a squad (or section). In Commonwealth armies it is a more senior
rank, corresponding roughly to a platoon second-in-command. In the
United States Army sergeant is a more junior rank, corresponding to
a squad second-in-command. More senior non-commissioned ranks are
often variations on sergeant, for instance staff sergeant, sergeant
first class, master sergeant, first sergeant and sergeant major.
The spelling serjeant is used in a few regiments of the British
Army. In most non-naval military or paramilitary organizations, the
various grades of Sergeant are non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
ranking above privates and corporals, and below Warrant Officers
and commissioned officers. The responsibilities of a sergeant
differ from army to army. There are usually several ranks of
sergeant, each corresponding to greater experience and
responsibility for the daily lives of the soldiers of larger units.
In medieval European usage, a sergeant was simply any attendant or
officer with a protective duty. The etymolog...
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