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first sergeant

noun, U.S. Army.
the senior noncommissioned officer of a company, squadron, etc., responsible for personnel and administration.
Origin of first sergeant
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Miller can tell it's the first sergeant by how little he is, so little the poncho hangs almost to his ankles.
  • He slept in his khaki underwear and sometimes received the first sergeant in it-it did not diminish his authority.

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