What is sergeant?


Sergeant (normally abbreviated to Sgt) is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent.

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MGM-29 Sergeant
... The MGM-29 Sergeant was an American short-range, solid fuel, surface-to-surface missile developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ... Operation of the Sergeant was recognised to be an interim stage in the development of battlefield missiles ... The Sergeant had a takeoff thrust of 200 kilonewtons (45,000 lbf), a takeoff weight of 4,530 kilograms (10,000 lb), a diameter of 790 millimetres (31 in), a length of 10.52 metres (34.5 ft) and a ...
Staff Sergeant Major - Canada
... Staff Sergeant Major is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) rank above Staff Sergeant but junior to Sergeant Major ...
Uniforms Of The Confederate States Military Forces - Confederate States Army Uniforms - Army Enlisted Men - Chevrons
... Chevrons in the Confederate Army were only worn by sergeants and corporals ... Sergeants wore three chevrons on their sleeves, and corporals wore two chevrons ... Chevrons of the Confederate Military Sergeant Major Quartermaster Sergeant Ordnance Sergeant First Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Musician Private no insignia no insignia ...
King Of The Mounties - Plot
... RCMP Sergeant Dave King attempts a rescue, but the Professor is killed when the plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat ... Carol, determined to carry on her father's work, manages with Sergeant King's help to prevent the axis spies from capturing the device her father invented ... It is up to Sergeant King to rescue her ...
Types of Sergeant - Appointments
... Academy sergeant major Band sergeant major Battery quartermaster sergeant Battery sergeant major Company quartermaster sergeant Company sergeant major First sergeant Garrison sergeant major Lance ...

More definitions of "sergeant":

  • (noun): Any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the army or air force or marines ranking above a corporal.

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    It’s fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else.
    Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. Sergeant Clinton (Farley Granger)

    Captain, down where I come from we dearly love our whiskey, but we don’t drink with a man unless we respect him.
    James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Sergeant Tolliver (Buddy Ebsen)

    A sergeant of the lawe, war and wys,
    That often hadde been at the Parvys,
    Ther was also, ful riche of excellence.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)