Royal Navy<ref name="UK_Navy">{{cite web |title=Shaping your career |url=https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/navy-life/shaping-your-career |website=royalnavy.mod.uk |publisher=Royal Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>
A U.S. Army sergeant from the 29th Infantry Division in 2011.
Royal Australian Navy<ref name="Australia">{{cite web |title=Badges of rank |url=https://www.defence.gov.au/images/Badges_of_rank.pdf |website=defence.gov.au |publisher=Department of Defence (Australia) |access-date=31 May 2021}}</ref>
The insignia of an Australian police sergeant
Royal Bahamas Defence Force<ref>{{cite web |title=ENLISTED RATES |url=http://rbdf.gov.bs/the-enlisted/ |website=rbdf.gov.bs |publisher=Royal Bahamas Defence Force |access-date=14 January 2021}}</ref>
OR-5 insignia
Bangladesh Navy<ref name="Bangladesh_Navy">{{cite web |author1=Bangladesh Navy |title=Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank |url=https://www.navy.mil.bd/Rank-of-Navy-&-Equivalent-Rank |website=navy.mil.bd |access-date=27 May 2021}}</ref>
OR-5 insignia
Barbados Coast Guard
OR-6 insignia
Belize Coast Guard
Sergeant insignia
Ghana Navy
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Liberian National Coast Guard<ref name="Liberia">{{cite web |url=http://www.vertic.org/media/National%20Legislation/Liberia/LR_Defense%20Act%20of%202008.pdf |title=Defense Act of 2008 |date=3 September 2008 |page=8 |access-date=20 November 2017}}</ref>
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The collar and sleeve insignia of kersantti
Jamaican Coast Guard<ref name="Jamaica">{{cite web |title=BADGES OF RANK |url=https://www.jdfweb.com/badges-of-rank/ |website=Official Jamaica Defence Force Website |access-date=16 November 2019 |date=2019|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200820143541/https://www.jdfweb.com/badges-of-rank/ |archive-date=20 August 2020}}</ref>
German sergeant (Unteroffizier) shoulder board
Indian Navy<ref name="India_Navy">{{cite web |title=Ranks & Insignia |url=https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/en/about-us/ranks-insignia.html |website=Join Indian Navy |access-date=12 April 2021}}</ref>
German Navy sergeant (Maat) shoulder board
Namibian Navy
Irish Army sergeant's rank slider
Royal New Zealand Navy<ref name="NewZealand">{{cite web |title=Badges of Rank |url=https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |website=nzdf.mil.nz |publisher=New Zealand Defence Force |access-date=11 June 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200703193648/https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |archive-date=3 July 2020}}</ref>
IDF Rank: סמל Samal
Papua New Guinea Maritime Element
The metal sergeant rank pin is worn on the collar of the uniform.
Sierra Leone Navy
Sierżant shoulder strap
South African Navy<ref name="SouthAfrica_Navy">{{cite web |title=Rank Insignia |url=http://www.navy.mil.za/aboutus/Rank_Insignia.gif |website=navy.mil.za |publisher=Department of Defence (South Africa) |access-date=29 May 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190518212959/http://www.navy.mil.za/aboutus/Rank_Insignia.gif |archive-date=18 May 2019}}</ref>
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Sri Lanka Navy<ref name="SriLanka_Navy">{{cite web |title=Branches/ Ranks |url=https://www.navy.lk/branches-ranks.html |website=navy.lk |publisher=Sri Lanka Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>
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Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard<ref name="Trinidad&Tobago_Other">{{cite web |title=Rank Chart (Enlisted) |url=http://69.0.195.188/HQ/Our-Organisation/Rank-Chart-(Non-Commissioned-Officers).aspx |website=69.0.195.188 |publisher=Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force |access-date=27 May 2021}}</ref>
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United States Navy
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United States Coast Guard
RAF Sergeant's rank insignia
UK Police Patrol Sergeant Epaulette
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U.S. Marine sergeant's sleeve insignia
Old U.S. Air Force sergeant rank insignia.
U.S. Space Force sergeant rank insignia.
Army sergeant
Air Force sergeant
Sergeant insignia

Senior non-commissioned officer in many navies and coast guards.

- Chief petty officer

Sergeants generally mess and billet with warrant officers, master warrant officers, and chief warrant officers, and their naval counterparts, chief petty officers and petty officers.

- Sergeant
Royal Navy<ref name="UK_Navy">{{cite web |title=Shaping your career |url=https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/navy-life/shaping-your-career |website=royalnavy.mod.uk |publisher=Royal Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>

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A sergeant of the Coldstream Guards addressing through the ranks during the rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Non-commissioned officer

Military officer who has not pursued a commission.

Military officer who has not pursued a commission.

A sergeant of the Coldstream Guards addressing through the ranks during the rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Sergeant, Royal Artillery, on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, firing the one o'clock gun
A First Sergeant with the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) gets his soldiers ready for a uniform inspection

The NCO corps usually includes many grades of enlisted, corporal and sergeant; in some countries, warrant officers also carry out the duties of NCOs.

"(a) In relation to the Navy, a rating of warrant officer, chief petty officer, petty officer, or leading rank; and includes—

Service dress insignia for a colour sergeant of the Royal Marines.

Colour sergeant

Rank of non-commissioned officer found in several armies and marine corps.

Rank of non-commissioned officer found in several armies and marine corps.

Service dress insignia for a colour sergeant of the Royal Marines.
The insignia of a colour sergeant used by Canadian Foot Guards regiments on all uniforms except for ceremonial dress.
A colour sergeant of the Coldstream Guards (right) speaking to a lance sergeant (left).
Color sergeant insignia used by the United States Army during World War I

Colour sergeant (CSgt or C/Sgt) is a non-commissioned title in the Royal Marines and infantry regiments of the British Army, ranking above sergeant and below warrant officer class 2.

It has a NATO ranking code of OR-7 and is equivalent to the rank of staff sergeant in other branches of the Army, flight sergeant or chief technician in the Royal Air Force, and chief petty officer in the Royal Navy.

IDF Rank: סמ"ר samar (staff sergeant)

Staff sergeant

Rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of many countries.

Rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of many countries.

IDF Rank: סמ"ר samar (staff sergeant)
Staff sergeant insignia in the Army of Norway.
Rank insignia of Staff Sergeant (中士) in Taiwan.
Rank markings of a Staff Sergeant in the British Army.
<center>Staff sergeant insignia
<center>Staff sergeant insignia
<center>Staff sergeant insignia
<center>Police Staff Sergeant (P/SSg) Insignia

In origin, certain senior sergeants were assigned to administrative, supervisory, or other specialist duties as part of the staff of a British army regiment.

Chief petty officer is the equivalent in the Royal Navy and colour sergeant in the Royal Marines.

A Royal Navy boatswain's mate in 1820.

Petty officer

Non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-5 or OR-6.

Non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-5 or OR-6.

A Royal Navy boatswain's mate in 1820.
Relative Ranks in the Royal Navy, c1810
A petty officer of the Royal Navy on parade in London in 2015. Gold chevrons on the left arm represent good conduct, each one representing 4 years of service. After 15 years of service, with no breaks in good conduct, the individual is presented with their Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (nicknamed in the RN as Long Service & Undetected Crime Medal) it is the medal on the far right of this Petty Officer's row of medals.
Five United States Navy Reserve petty officers in Service Dress Uniform. From left to right: HM1, AT1, HM1, HM1, AT1.

In many nations, they are typically equal to a sergeant in comparison to other military branches.

Often they may be superior to a seaman, and subordinate to more senior non-commissioned officers, such as a chief petty officers.