- 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