Sergeant major is a senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world. In Commonwealth countries, sergeant majors are ranks and appointments held by senior non-commissioned officers. In the United States, there are various degrees of sergeant major (command sergeant major, sergeant major of the army, sergeant major of Marine Corps), but they are all of the same pay grade.
Famous quotes containing the words sergeant and/or major:
“Captain, down where I come from we dearly love our whiskey, but we dont drink with a man unless we respect him.”
—James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Sergeant Tolliver (Buddy Ebsen)
“Self-esteem evolves in kids primarily through the quality of our relationships with them. Because they cant see themselves directly, children know themselves by reflection. For the first several years of their lives, you are their major influence. Later on, teachers and friends come into the picture. But especially at the beginning, youre it with a capital I.”
—Stephanie Martson (20th century)