Sergeant major

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)

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

- Sergeant major
Warrant officer class 1 rank badge 1921–2002

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Major

Military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

Military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

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<center>Australia</center>
<center>Bangladesh</center>
<center>Belgium</center>
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<center>Brazil</center>
<center>Colombia</center>
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<center>Canada</center>
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<center>Denmark</center>
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<center>Georgia</center>
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<center>Greece</center>
<center>Hungary</center>
<center>Iceland</center>
<center>India</center>
<center>Indonesia</center>
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<center>Malaysia</center>
<center>Netherlands</center>
<center>Nigeria</center>
<center>Norway</center>
<center>Pakistan</center>
<center>Philippines</center>
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<center>Portugal</center>
<center>Romania</center>
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<center>Serbia</center>
<center>Singapore</center>
<center>Somalia</center>
<center>South Africa</center>
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<center>Sweden</center>
<center>Switzerland</center>
<center>Taiwan</center>
<center>Thailand</center>
<center>Turkey</center>
<center>Ukraine</center>
<center>United Kingdom</center>
<center>United States</center>
<center>Vietnam</center>
<center>Argentina</center>
<center>Brazil</center>
<center>Croatia</center>
<center>Denmark</center>
<center>Georgia</center>
<center>Germany</center>
<center>Indonesia</center>
Rav seren - air force (Israel)
<center>Italy</center>
<center>Mexico</center>
<center>Canada</center>
<center>Philippines</center>
<center>Poland</center>
<center>Portugal</center>
<center>Russia</center>
<center>Sweden</center>
<center>United States (also space force)</center>
<center>Vietnam</center>
Rav seren - navy (Israel)
<center>Philippines</center>
<center>Sweden</center>
<center>United Kingdom
<center>United States Marine Corps</center>
<center>Indonesian Marine Corps</center>
Croatia (Bojnik)

When used in hyphenated or combined fashion, the term can also imply seniority at other levels of rank, including general-major or major general, denoting a low-level general officer, and sergeant major, denoting the most senior non-commissioned officer (NCO) of a military unit.

Sergeant Major of the Army

Unique non-commissioned rank and position of office in the United States Army.

Unique non-commissioned rank and position of office in the United States Army.

Sergeant Major of the Army cap device
1966–1979
1979–1994
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2010–present, green background replaced with dark blue
2019–present, tan on olive for use on green service replaced the dark blue as the primary uniform.

Finally chosen was the only one then serving in Vietnam, Sergeant Major William O. Wooldridge of the 1st Infantry Division.

OR-5 insignia

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.

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

The rank is below sergeant and above sergeant major.

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 NCOs are called specialists, and rank from sergeant to sergeant major (NATO ranks OR5–OR9).

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992

Regimental sergeant major

Appointment that may be held by warrant officers class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, the British Royal Marines and in the armies of many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, including Australia, Kenya and New Zealand.

Appointment that may be held by warrant officers class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, the British Royal Marines and in the armies of many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, including Australia, Kenya and New Zealand.

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992

The rank title is sergeant major.

Chevron for SM Sargento Mayor in the Colombia Army.

Sargento mayor

Chevron for SM Sargento Mayor in the Colombia Army.
Chevron for CM Comisario at the Colombia National Police.

Sargento mayor ("sergeant major") was a rank immediately below that of maestre de campo in the Spanish tercios of the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992

Warrant officer

Rank or category of ranks in the armed forces of many countries.

Rank or category of ranks in the armed forces of many countries.

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992
Relative ranks in the Royal Navy, c. 1810. Warrant officers are underlined in the chart.
Arm badge of a WO1 conductor RLC (British Army)
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Warrant Officer
Master warrant officer
Insignia of a chief warrant officer
Insignia of a master warrant officer
Insignia of a warrant officer

Warrant officers holding the appointment such as Commanding Officer (CO) and Officer Commanding (OC) are to be addressed as "sir" by other ranks, and those holding Sergeant Major appointments such as Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), Company Sergeant Major (CSM), Formation Sergeant Major (FSM) and Army Sergeant Major (ASM) are to be addressed as "sergeant major" by other ranks.

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

In the United States Army, since 1958, the rank of first sergeant (abbreviated 1SG) is considered a temporary rank in E-8 paygrade, ranking above sergeant first class (SFC), and below sergeant major (SGM) or command sergeant major (CSM).

Standard NATO symbol for a friendly infantry battalion.

Battalion

Military unit, typically consisting of 300 to 1,000 soldiers commanded by a lieutenant colonel, and subdivided into a number of companies .

Military unit, typically consisting of 300 to 1,000 soldiers commanded by a lieutenant colonel, and subdivided into a number of companies .

Standard NATO symbol for a friendly infantry battalion.
Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols
Australian 11th (Western Australia) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915
Organization of Soviet Motor Rifle Battalion late 1980s
1980s Soviet tank battalion and company
1980s Soviet 122mm artillery battalion

A United States Marine Corps battalion includes the battalion headquarters, consisting of the commanding officer (usually a lieutenant colonel, sometimes a colonel), an executive officer (the second-in-command, usually a major), the sergeant major, and the executive staff (S-1 through S-4 and S-6).

A poster showing the rank insignia of the officers of several armed forces at the time of the Second World War.

Military rank

Armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines.

Armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines.

A poster showing the rank insignia of the officers of several armed forces at the time of the Second World War.

In the 17th century, the sergeant of the colonel was the sergeant major.