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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. 2016.
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  • "Every office and ship and retail yard could be run by a first-sergeant," Skinner complained.

    The Go-Getter Peter B. Kyne

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