Platoon sergeant

A platoon sergeant at the Officer Candidate School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, dedicated to training, educating, evaluating and screening the many candidates who go through the course and turning them into Marine leaders.

Senior enlisted member of a platoon, who advises and supports the platoon's commanding officer in leading the unit.

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A platoon sergeant at the Officer Candidate School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, dedicated to training, educating, evaluating and screening the many candidates who go through the course and turning them into Marine leaders.

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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.

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(רב-סמל (רס"ל Rav samal (Rasal)

A sergeant first class is typically assigned as a platoon sergeant at the company level or battalion operations non-commissioned officer in charge at the battalion level, but may also hold other positions depending on the type of unit.

Platoon of marines from the United States Marine Corps.

Platoon

Military unit typically composed of two or more squads, sections, or patrols.

Military unit typically composed of two or more squads, sections, or patrols.

Platoon of marines from the United States Marine Corps.
Platoon ("Zug" in German) of the German Bundeswehr

The officer is usually assisted by a platoon sergeant.

Standard NATO military map symbol for a friendly infantry platoon.

Platoon leader

Officer in charge of a platoon.

Officer in charge of a platoon.

Standard NATO military map symbol for a friendly infantry platoon.

The officer is usually assisted by a platoon sergeant.

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Singapore Armed Forces

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are the military services of the Republic of Singapore, responsible for its defence and national interests.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are the military services of the Republic of Singapore, responsible for its defence and national interests.

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Soldiers of the SAF speaking with local contractors at the site for the Singaporean-funded Bamyan Regional Health Training Center in Afghanistan
Singapore Armed Forces Basic Military Training passing out parade ceremony
The Officer Cadet School building within the SAFTI Military Institute as seen from the northwest
Old uniforms on display at the Army Open House 2022

Future platoon sergeants and Company Sergeant Majors receive further instruction at the Advanced Specialist Training Wing (ASTW) in SCS.

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Third sergeant

Specialist rank in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Specialist rank in the Singapore Armed Forces.

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In combat units, third sergeants are usually section commanders working with the supervision of a commissioned officer holding the appointment of platoon commander, and under the supervision of a senior specialist holding the appointment of platoon sergeant.

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James during his time in the United States Marine Corps.
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His tenure lasted from 1987 to 1993 and he fought in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, where he was a platoon sergeant in command of thirty-three Marines.

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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Staff sergeants are generally placed in charge of squads, but can also act as platoon sergeants in the absence of a sergeant first class.

Members of the Royal Military College of Canada Bands. Students attending the college are officer cadets.

Officer cadet

Rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers.

Rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers.

Members of the Royal Military College of Canada Bands. Students attending the college are officer cadets.
A first year officer cadet of the école spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr
Gentlemen Cadets of the Pakistan Military Academy during a language lab
Singaporean officer cadets during their commissioning parade
Lord Trenchard inspects officer cadets of the Royal Air Force College, c. 1930s
Officer cadets assigned to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst practice manoeuvering a rope swing
Rank insignia for Royal Air Force officer cadet (service dress)
Army ROTC cadets on a field training exercise in March 2005
Cadets of the United States Military Academy celebrate at the completion of their graduation and commissioning ceremony
Rank insignias used by United States Air Force Academy cadets
Insignia used by USNA/NROTC Midshipmen

For example, an exercise platoon commander will wear two bars of a lieutenant, and his exercise platoon sergeant will wear a brassard with first sergeant's chevrons.

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Gunnery sergeant

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).

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).

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Gunnery sergeants serving as platoon sergeants perform essentially the same duties as staff sergeant platoon sergeants, with the additional responsibility of supervising other staff non-commissioned officers (i.e., the gunnery/staff sergeants leading the organic sections of the platoon).

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3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Fast and mobilized armored terrestrial reconnaissance battalion of the United States Marine Corps.

Fast and mobilized armored terrestrial reconnaissance battalion of the United States Marine Corps.

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Marines talk with rescued American POWs on a C-130 Hercules.
Scouts from 3rd LAR patrol the streets of Anah, Iraq (2006).

The three line platoons are commanded by first or second lieutenants, who, when the platoon is split, command one section (two vehicles) while the platoon sergeant commands the other section.