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staff sergeant

Syllabification: staff ser·geant


  • 1A noncommissioned officer in the armed forces, in particular.
  • 1.1A noncommissioned officer in the US Army ranking above sergeant and below sergeant first class.
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    • They spent two days at the factory in Wales where the house was built, says retired Army staff sergeant Adrian, 57.
    • He is retired infantry staff sergeant Donald Pringle, also known as Grandpa.
    • During the time I was at the Infantry center we learned to do every squad leader's job, every machine gunner's job and every staff sergeant's job as well, if not better, than our own.
  • 1.2A noncommissioned officer in the US Air Force ranking above sergeant and below technical sergeant.
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    • This security forces staff sergeant from Elmendrof Air Force Base finds fraternity with Anchorage's brokers, truckers and teachers.
    • Now 25 years old, Robert is an Air Force staff sergeant.
    • She'd just met with Candace Campbell-Rhodenizer and her husband, Gene, a staff sergeant with the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • 1.3A noncommissioned officer in the US Marine Corps ranking above sergeant and below gunnery sergeant.
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    • Thirty-four-year-old Larry D. McClain, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, has been pumping iron for half his life.
    • I meet Lisa Evans, a computer programmer and systems analyst at Intergraph who used to be a Marine staff sergeant.
    • ‘Our bread and butter is true-kill,’ said Robert Calhoun, a former Marine staff sergeant who's now the paintball manager.

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