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company sergeant major Line breaks: com|pany ser|geant major

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Definition of company sergeant major in English:

noun

The highest-ranking non-commissioned officer of an infantry company.
Example sentences
  • At the high school level, the first rank is recruit, followed by private, lance corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant and company sergeant major.
  • Steve, who is in the Royal Artillery, was promoted from sergeant to staff sergeant while Tania, who was a company sergeant major in the Royal Logistics Corps, is now regimental sergeant major.
  • One of the wreaths was laid by 90-year-old Chelsea Pensioner Martin McClane, a company sergeant major, who served with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

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