Chief technician

Rank badge of a Royal Air Force chief technician
RAF chief technician as it appears on dress uniform

Senior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force which is only held by airmen in technical trades and by musicians.

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Rank badge of a Royal Air Force chief technician

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A Royal Air Force flight sergeant

Flight sergeant

Senior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and several other air forces which have adopted all or part of the RAF rank structure.

Senior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and several other air forces which have adopted all or part of the RAF rank structure.

A Royal Air Force flight sergeant
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Air Force of Zimbabwe<ref name="Zimbabwe_AirForce">{{cite web |title=RANKS AND BADGES IN THE AFZ |url=http://www.afz.gov.zw/?page_id=1115 |website=afz.gov.zw |publisher=Air Force of Zimbabwe |access-date=29 May 2021 |archive-date=13 December 2020 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20201213181351/http://www.afz.gov.zw/?page_id=1115 |url-status=live }}</ref>

In the RAF, flight sergeant ranks above chief technician and below warrant officer.

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

Sergeants (including corporals of horse), staff sergeants (including colour sergeants and staff corporals), and RAF chief technicians and flight sergeants are senior NCOs.

A U.S. Army sergeant from the 29th Infantry Division in 2011.

Sergeant

Rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.

Rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.

A U.S. Army sergeant from the 29th Infantry Division in 2011.
The insignia of an Australian police sergeant
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OR-5 insignia
OR-6 insignia
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The collar and sleeve insignia of kersantti
German sergeant (Unteroffizier) shoulder board
German Navy sergeant (Maat) shoulder board
Irish Army sergeant's rank slider
IDF Rank: סמל Samal
The metal sergeant rank pin is worn on the collar of the uniform.
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RAF Sergeant's rank insignia
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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

The rank lies between corporal and flight sergeant (or chief technician for technicians and musicians).

Badge of the Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

United Kingdom's air and space force.

United Kingdom's air and space force.

Badge of the Royal Air Force
A late-war version of the Spitfire, which played a major role in the Battle of Britain
The Avro Lancaster heavy bomber was extensively used during the strategic bombing of Germany.
The Handley Page Victor bomber was a strategic bomber of the RAF's V bomber force used to carry both conventional and nuclear bombs.
The Avro Vulcan was a strategic bomber used during the Cold War to carry conventional and nuclear bombs.
RAF Shackleton flying in formation in 1957 during the Jebel Akhdar War in Oman
Typhoons and Red Arrows flypast for the 90th Anniversary of the RAF, 2008
A Typhoon on QRA intercepts a Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bomber approaching UK airspace
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston
RAF Mount Pleasant, home to No. 1435 Flight providing air defence for the Falkland Islands.
Jaguar aircraft used for training by No.1 School of Technical Training at RAF Cosford
Members of the RAF Regiment on parade, 2013
Typhoon FGR4 ZK330 'EZ' of No. 6 Squadron
F-35B Lightning
Poseidon MRA1
Royal Air Force Ensign
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The RAF coat of arms at the gates of RAF College Cranwell
The Red Arrows in formation with an F-35B and a pair of Typhoons at the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2016
Airseeker R1
Shadow R1
MQ-9A Reaper
C-17A Globemaster III
Atlas C1 (A400M)
Hercules C4 (C-130J-30)
Voyager KC2 (A330 MRTT)
Chinook HC6A
Puma HC2
Griffin HAR2
AW109 Grand New
Viking T1
Tutor T1
Prefect T1
Texan T1
Hawk T2
Phenom T1
Typhoon T3
Juno HT1
Jupiter HT1
Protector RG1
E-7 Wedgetail

Over the years, this structure has seen significant changes: for example, there was once a separate system for those in technical trades, and the ranks of chief technician and junior technician continue to be held only by personnel in technical trades.

Drum major of the Royal Regiment of Scotland; the large crown above his chevrons indicates the rank of warrant officer class 2.

Drum major (military)

Individual leading a military band or a field unit .

Individual leading a military band or a field unit .

Drum major of the Royal Regiment of Scotland; the large crown above his chevrons indicates the rank of warrant officer class 2.
Israel Defense Forces Orchestra drum major
A drum major during the 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade.
Staff Sergeant Kady Miller leads the III Marine Expeditionary Forces Band as drum major in the 75th Anniversary Liberation of Guam Parade on Guam in 2019.
A Tambour-Major of the French Imperial Guard (historical reenactment)
Drum Major and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines
Drum Major and the Band of the Welsh Guards
Drum Major in state dress (unchanged since 1685) and the Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums
Line Infantry Drum Major, Corps of Drums and Band (Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment)
Drum Major, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Minden Band of the Queen's Division)
Drum Major (Warrant Officer), Royal Air Force
Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Drum Major, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Drum Major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Band
Drum Major, United States Army Band
Drum Major, United States Navy Band
Drum Major, United States Air Force Band
Ukrainian Drum Major
Drum Major, Military Band of the Pacific Fleet
Drum Major, Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of Russia
Drum Major, Military Brass Band of the Commandant Regiment of the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan
Drum Major, Band of the Donetsk Garrison
Drum Major, Military Band of the Eastern Military District
Drum Major, Central Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China
Drum Major, People's Liberation Army Navy Band
Drum Major, Women's Military Band of the PLA National Defense University

Royal Air Force drum majors hold the rank of sergeant, chief technician, or flight sergeant (with the Senior Drum Major RAF being a warrant officer), and are not required to be drummers.

Dragon Runner Bomb Disposal Robot as used by 5131 (BD) Squadron

No. 5131 (BD) Squadron RAF

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squadron of the Royal Air Force.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squadron of the Royal Air Force.

Dragon Runner Bomb Disposal Robot as used by 5131 (BD) Squadron

Chief technician Dave Lowe - awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal for defusing IEDs in Afghanistan in 2011. CT Lowe was the first non-RLC technician to pass the IED High Threat Operator's course.

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

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.
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Flight sergeant and chief technician are the Royal Air Force equivalents.

Badge of the Pakistan Air Force

Senior technician

Badge of the Pakistan Air Force

Senior technician is a rank in the Pakistan Air Force and a former rank in the British Royal Air Force, above corporal technician and below chief technician.