Staff sergeant

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Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of several countries.wikipedia
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Sergeant

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In origin, certain senior sergeants were assigned to administrative, supervisory, or other specialist duties as part of the staff of a British army regiment. Staff Sergeant of the R.O.C Armed Forces in Taiwan ranks below Sergeant and above Corporal, making it different from the armed forces of other countries where staff sergeant ranks higher than sergeant. A staff sergeant ranks above sergeant and below warrant officer class 2. Staff Sergeant (SSgt) is E-6 rank (NATO code OR-6) in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), ranking above Sergeant and below Gunnery Sergeant. Staff sergeant (SSG) is E-6 rank in the U.S. Army, just above sergeant and below sergeant first class, and is a non-commissioned officer.
More senior non-commissioned ranks are often variations on sergeant, for example staff sergeant, first sergeant, and sergeant major.

Non-commissioned officer

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Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of several countries. Staff sergeant (SSG) is E-6 rank in the U.S. Army, just above sergeant and below sergeant first class, and is a non-commissioned officer.
Sergeants (including corporals of horse), staff sergeants (including colour sergeants and staff corporals), and RAF chief technicians and flight sergeants are senior NCOs.

Corporal

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Staff Sergeant of the R.O.C Armed Forces in Taiwan ranks below Sergeant and above Corporal, making it different from the armed forces of other countries where staff sergeant ranks higher than sergeant.
As the Table of Organization & Equipment (TO&E) rank of a fire team leader is sergeant and that of squad leader is staff sergeant.

Company quartermaster sergeant

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It was usually held by the company quartermaster sergeant or the holders of other administrative roles.
By the Second World War, CQMS had become an appointment of the rank of staff sergeant (colour sergeant in the Royal Marines and later also in army infantry regiments), and remains so today.

Military rank

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Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of several countries.
For example, in U.S. Marine infantry units, rifle platoons usually consist of three rifle squads of 13 men each, with a Navy corpsman, the platoon leader, and a platoon sergeant (i.e., a staff sergeant who serves as second-in-command).

Master sergeant

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A staff sergeant (SSG) in the Singapore Armed Forces ranks above first sergeant and below master sergeant. The rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, along with technical sergeant (renamed sergeant first class in 1948) and master sergeant, was created by Congress after the First World War.
In the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), master sergeant is the highest rank amongst the specialist corps, ranking above staff sergeant and below third warrant officer.

Company sergeant major

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Staff sergeants may be appointed as company sergeant major if they are due for promotion to master sergeant.
In the Singapore Armed Forces, the CSM appointment is usually held by a staff sergeant, master sergeant (the usual rank for a CSM of a non-HQ company) or second warrant officer (the usual rank for a CSM of a battalion HQ company).

Staff corporal

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In the Household Cavalry the equivalent rank is staff corporal.
Staff corporal (SCpl or S/Cpl) is the equivalent rank to staff sergeant in the Household Cavalry, ranking between corporal of horse and warrant officer class 2.

Flight sergeant

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Flight sergeant and chief technician are the Royal Air Force equivalents.
It is equivalent to a staff sergeant or colour sergeant in the British Army, a colour sergeant in the Royal Marines, and a chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, and has a NATO rank code of OR-7.

Warrant officer

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A staff sergeant ranks above sergeant and below warrant officer class 2.
The rank immediately below WO2 is staff sergeant (or colour sergeant).

National Civil Defence Cadet Corps

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In the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) and the National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC), the rank of Staff Sergeant is above Sergeant, and below Station Inspector and Warrant Officer respectively.

First sergeant

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A staff sergeant (SSG) in the Singapore Armed Forces ranks above first sergeant and below master sergeant.
First sergeants are the most senior of the junior specialists, ranking above second sergeants, and below Staff Sergeants.

Colour sergeant

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The equivalent rank in infantry regiments is colour sergeant, and holders are known by that title no matter what their appointment.
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.

Gunnery sergeant

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Staff Sergeant (SSgt) is E-6 rank (NATO code OR-6) in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), ranking above Sergeant and below Gunnery Sergeant.
Gunnery sergeant (GySgt) is the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, just above staff sergeant and below master sergeant and first sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO).

Sergeant first class

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Staff sergeant (SSG) is E-6 rank in the U.S. Army, just above sergeant and below sergeant first class, and is a non-commissioned officer.
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).

Republic of China Armed Forces

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Staff Sergeant of the R.O.C Armed Forces in Taiwan ranks below Sergeant and above Corporal, making it different from the armed forces of other countries where staff sergeant ranks higher than sergeant.

Station sergeant

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In the United Kingdom, a few police forces formerly used the rank of station sergeant, with the same rank insignia as an army staff sergeant.
The Metropolitan Police (of London), which was the first force to introduce the rank, originally used four chevrons, but later changed to a crown over three chevrons, which was identical to the insignia worn by a staff sergeant in the British Army.

Household Cavalry

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In the Household Cavalry the equivalent rank is staff corporal.

Technical sergeant

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The rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, along with technical sergeant (renamed sergeant first class in 1948) and master sergeant, was created by Congress after the First World War.
Technical sergeant, "tech sgt" or "TSgt" in informal parlance, is the sixth enlisted rank (pay grade E-6) in the U.S. Air Force, just above staff sergeant and below master sergeant.

Squad

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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.
The "platoon leader" (with the officer still being the "platoon commander") now became a staff sergeant, (grade 3).

Police rank

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It is also a police rank in some police services.

Chief petty officer

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Chief petty officer is the equivalent in the Royal Navy and colour sergeant in the Royal Marines.
It is the equivalent of colour sergeant in the Royal Marines, colour sergeant or staff sergeant in the Army, and flight sergeant in the Royal Air Force.

Airman Leadership School

After being selected for promotion, senior airmen must attend Airman Leadership School, which teaches them basic leadership skills and how to write performance reports to become staff sergeant.
Senior Airmen with 36 months time in service or those with a promotion line number for Staff Sergeant are eligible to attend the School.