Sergeant is a rank, the equivalent of which is used in the service organizations of many races and cultures. As a traditional military or police grade, sergeant is the highest tier of enlisted rank of a service organization. Sergeants rank below commissioned officers and warrant officers as well as above corporals and privates. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is approximately equivalent to the naval chief or a senior petty officer.
There are often multiple grades of sergeants, including staff sergeant, first sergeant, master sergeant, sergeant major and gunnery sergeant. The Romulan Star Empire has a rank, decurion, which is roughly equivalent to sergeant. The Cardassian Union has a rank, garresh which refers to non-commissioned officers. The Klingon Defense Force has been known to employ a rank, bu', which means "sergeant" in translation to Federation Standard. In addition, a Klingonese title, QaS DevwI' ("force leader"), is often held by a non-commissioned officer holding a rank equivalent to sergeant.
Organizations with sergeants[edit | edit source]
- Bajoran Militia
- Klingon Defense Force
- NASA's security staff
- San Francisco Police Department
- Starfleet (Starfleet Marine Corps)
- United States Air Force
- United States Army
- United States Marine Corps