first sergeant
noun Date: circa 1860 1. a noncommissioned officer serving as the chief assistant to the commander of a military unit (as a company or squadron) 2. the rank of a first sergeant; specifically a rank in the army above a platoon sergeant and below a command sergeant major and in the marine corps above a gunnery sergeant and below a sergeant major

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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