U.S. Air Force. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a technical sergeant and above an airman first class.
U.S. Army. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a sergeant first class and above a sergeant.
U.S. Marine Corps. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a gunnery sergeant and above a sergeant.
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Origin of staff sergeant
First recorded in 1805–15
Words nearby staff sergeant
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Example sentences from the Web for staff sergeant
It was on this day that my nephew, Staff-Sergeant Nickson, was wounded.Five Months at Anzac|Joseph Lievesley Beeston
British Dictionary definitions for staff sergeant
British a noncommissioned officer holding a rank between sergeant and warrant officer and employed on administrative duties
- (in the Army) a noncommissioned officer who ranks above sergeant and below sergeant first class
- (in the Air Force) a noncommissioned officer who ranks above airman first class and below technical sergeant
- (in the Marine Corps) a noncommissioned officer who ranks above sergeant and below gunnery sergeant
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