master sergeant

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master sergeant (plural master sergeants)

  1. (military, US) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, ranking above sergeant first class and below sergeant major; equal in grade and pay to a first sergeant.
  2. (military, US) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above gunnery sergeant and below master gunnery sergeant or sergeant major.
  3. (military, US) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, ranking above technical sergeant and below senior master sergeant.

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