What is the rank of a sergeant


Sergeant (German) [edit]

Noun, m[To edit]

[1] Rank badge one Sergeantof the Panzer Grenadiers
[2] Early modern sergeant

No longer valid spellings:


Word separation:

Under · sub · of · fi · zier, plural: Under · sub · of · fi · zie · re


IPA: [ˈʊntɐʔɔfiˌt͡siːɐ̯]
Audio samples: Sergeant (Info)


[1] Military, no plural: Rank of a soldier
[1a] Bundeswehr, no plural: between the corporal corporal and the staff sergeant, lowest rank of sergeant without portepee
[1b] Wehrmacht, National People's Army, no plural: between the corporal and the sergeant major
[2] Military: Rank group,
[2a] Armed forces: which includes the ranks from NCO [1] to Oberstabsfeldwebel
[2 B] Wehrmacht: which includes the ranks from non-commissioned officer [1] to staff sergeant
[3] Person holding the rank of non-commissioned officer


[1] U, Uffz


Determinative compound under- and officer


[1] Marine:Mate

Sense releated words:

[2] Roman Army:Princeps

Female word forms:

[3] colloquial:Sergeant

Generic terms:

[1] Rank
[2] Rank group
[3] person


[1] by unit or type of service:Artillery sergeant, telephone sergeant
[1] by rank:NCOs with portepee, NCOs without portepee


[1] The Bundeswehr knows the rank of Sergeant.
[1, 2] A sergeant is a Sergeantalthough he does not have the rank of Sergeant holds.
[3] "I am Sergeant become. "[1]
[3] "The Sergeant went on."[2]
[3] “A glimpse of the Sergeant Zache met me. "[3]
[3] “It is said that the Sergeant Stephan was hit in the trenches by a shot from the enemy artillery. "[4]
[3] "One of the officers and two of the NCOs spoke a little English. "[5]

Word formations:

NCO rank

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[1–3] Wikipedia article "NCO"
[1] Digital dictionary of the German language "Unteroffizier"
[*] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "NCO"
[1, 2, 4] Duden online "NCO"
[*] Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm: German dictionary. 16 volumes in 32 sub-volumes. Leipzig 1854–1961 "Unterofficier"


  1. Ernst Toller: A youth in Germany. Reclam, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-15-018688-6, page 72, first edition 1933.
  2. Hans Herbert Grimm: Schlump. Novel. 2nd Edition. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2014, ISBN 978-3-462-04609-0, page 145, first edition 1928.
  3. Ludwig Renn: War. Structure, Berlin 2014 (first published in 1928), ISBN 978-3-351-03515-0, quotation on page 26.
  4. Björn Kuhligk, Tom Schulz: Rhine trip. Influence. His people. His stories. Orell Füssli, Zurich 2017, ISBN 978-3-280-05630-1, page 285.
  5. James Fenimore Cooper: Ned Myers or A Life Before the Mast. 3. Edition. mareverlag, Hamburg 2017 (translated by Alexander Pechmann), ISBN 978-3-86648-190-9, page 325. English original 1843.