Entry from US English dictionary
A noncommissioned officer in the US Marine Corps ranking above master sergeant and below sergeant major.
- The Marine Band, dubbed ‘The President's Own’ by President Jefferson, has 143 enlisted members, of which 49 are staff sergeants, 44 are gunnery sergeants, 27 master sergeants and 23 master gunnery sergeants, she said.
- The First Sergeant and Sergeant Major are administrative and command track, while the Master Sergeant and Master Gunnery Sergeant are on the technical experts command track.
- Her promotion to master gunnery sergeant made her the first woman of her rank in this military occupational specialty.
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Syllabification: mas·ter gun·ner·y ser·geant
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