Introducing project “Military Insignia”, featuring top quality military heraldry designs. Here you will find designer apparel, accessories, custom postage and gifts decorated with rank insignia of a Sergeant (Sgt).
Sergeant (normally abbreviated to Sgt) is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent.
In most armies the rank of sergeant corresponds to command of a squad (or section). In Commonwealth armies it is a more senior rank, corresponding roughly to a platoon second-in-command. In the Army sergeant is a more junior rank, corresponding to a squad second-in-command.
In the Army, although there are several ranks of sergeant, the lowest carries the title of Sergeant (SGT). Sergeant is the enlisted rank in the Army above specialist and corporal and below staff sergeant, and is the second-lowest grade of non-commissioned officer. Sergeants in the infantry, for example, lead fire teams of four men. There are two fire teams in a 9-man rifle squad, which is led by a staff sergeant.
In the Army, sergeants, staff sergeants, sergeants first class, and master sergeants are typically referred to in short form by their subordinates as "Sergeant", except in some training environments, or "First Sergeant" in the case of First Sergeants and "Sergeant Major" in the case of both Sergeants Major (SGM) and Command Sergeants Major (CSM).
Drill sergeants are typically addressed as "Drill Sergeant" regardless of rank, though this term is used depending on post policy. When serving a tour as drill sergeant this is indicated by the traditional campaign hat, commonly referred to as the "Brown Round" or "Smokey Bear". The drill sergeant will always wear the drill sergeant badge indicating he completed the school. The Army drill sergeant badge appears on the right breast pocket.