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first sergeant

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noun U.S. Army.
  1. the senior noncommissioned officer of a company, squadron, etc., responsible for personnel and administration.

Origin of first sergeant

First recorded in 1870–75
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  • "Every office and ship and retail yard could be run by a first-sergeant," Skinner complained.

    The Go-Getter

    Peter B. Kyne