Master sergeant

OR-5 insignia
OR-5 insignia
E-8 insignia
רב-סמל ראשון
<center>Master sargeant insignia
<center>Master sargeant insignia
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<center>Police Master sergeant (P/MSg) Insignia
Insignia of a master sergeant serving as first sergeant
Obsolete master sergeant insignia

Military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of some countries.

- Master sergeant
OR-5 insignia

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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
OR-5 insignia
OR-5 insignia
OR-6 insignia
Sergeant 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

More senior non-commissioned ranks are often variations on sergeant, for example staff sergeant, gunnery sergeant, master sergeant, first sergeant, and sergeant major.

Sergeant First Class insignia

Sergeant first class

Military rank in some militaries and other uniformed organizations around the world, typically that of a senior non-commissioned officer.

Military rank in some militaries and other uniformed organizations around the world, typically that of a senior non-commissioned officer.

Sergeant First Class insignia
(רב-סמל (רס"ל Rav samal (Rasal)

Sergeant First Class (SFC) is the seventh enlisted rank (E-7) in the U.S. Army, ranking above staff sergeant (E-6) and below master sergeant and first sergeant (E-8), and is the first non-commissioned officer rank designated as a senior non-commissioned officer (SNCO).

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Technical sergeant

Name of two current and two former enlisted ranks in the United States Armed Forces.

Name of two current and two former enlisted ranks in the United States Armed Forces.

<center>Technical Sergeant Insignia
<center>Technical Sergeant Insignia
<center>Technical Sergeant Insignia
Technical sergeant insignia, U.S. Army (1920-1948)
Technical sergeant insignia, U.S. Marine Corps (1941-1946)
Technical sergeant insignia, U.S. Marine Corps (1946-1959)
U.S. Air Force Technical sergeant insignia
U.S. Space Force Technical sergeant insignia

The rank stands above the rank of Staff sergeant and below Master sergeant.

Warrant officer class 1 rank badge 1921–2002

Sergeant major

Senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world.

Senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world.

Warrant officer class 1 rank badge 1921–2002
Warrant officer class 1 rank badge 1921–1957
The Sergeant Major rank insignia of the Indonesian Army
Sergeant major insignia (U.S. Army)
Sergeant major insignia (U.S. Marine Corps)

Sometimes, a master sergeant or a staff sergeant may be appointed.

World War I First sergeant rank insignia

First sergeant

Typically a senior non-commissioned officer rank, used in many countries.

Typically a senior non-commissioned officer rank, used in many countries.

World War I First sergeant rank insignia
Current U.S. Army first sergeant rank insignia
U.S. Marine Corps First Sergeant rank insignia.
Insignia of a master sergeant serving as an E-7 pay grade first sergeant
Insignia of a senior master sergeant serving as an E-8 pay grade first sergeant
Insignia of a chief master sergeant serving as an E-9 pay grade first sergeant

While first sergeant is equal in paygrade to master sergeant (MSG), the two ranks have different responsibilities.

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
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<center>Police Staff Sergeant (P/SSg) Insignia

A staff sergeant (SSG) in the Singapore Armed Forces ranks above first sergeant and below master sergeant.

Gunnery sergeant insignia

Gunnery sergeant

Gunnery sergeant insignia

Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) is the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, above staff sergeant and below master sergeant and first sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO).

The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.

United States military occupation code

Nine-character code used in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps to identify a specific job.

Nine-character code used in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps to identify a specific job.

The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.

"5" identifies a master sergeant (MSG) or first sergeant (1SG) (see E-8, below)

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 ranks include staff sergeant, gunnery sergeant (E-7), master sergeant / first sergeant (E-8), and master gunnery sergeant / sergeant major (E-9).

Senior master sergeant insignia

Senior master sergeant

Military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of some countries.

Military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of some countries.

Senior master sergeant insignia
Insignia of a senior master sergeant serving as first sergeant
Senior master sergeant insignia (obsolete)
Master sergeant of the U.S. Space Force
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<center>Senior master sergeant insignia Philippine Air Force</center>
<center>Senior master sergeant insignia Philippine Marine Corps</center>
<center>Police Senior master sergeant (P/SMSg)

The rank stands above that of Master sergeant and below the Chief master sergeant.