Definition of gunnery sergeant in English:

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gunnery sergeant

Pronunciation: /ˈɡən(ə)rē ˈsärjənt/


A noncommissioned officer in the US Marine Corps ranking above staff sergeant and below master sergeant.
Example sentences
  • Our permanent staff is myself, the commanding officer, a staff sergeant and a gunnery sergeant.
  • Lehew, a gunnery sergeant at the time, was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions that day, March 23, 2003.
  • I was on the USS Oklahoma as gunnery sergeant in the Marine detachment at the time the ship was sunk.

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Syllabification: gun·ner·y ser·geant

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