Sergeant Major

(redirected from Sgt Maj)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

sergeant major

a large damselfish, Abudefduf saxatilis, having a bluish-grey body marked with black stripes

Sergeant Major

 

(Russian, vakhmistr, from German Wachtmeister), a rank and duty position in the junior command of the cavalry and in the horse artillery in the pre-revolutionary Russian army. The sergeant major aided the squadron (battery) commander in the conduct of drill and in the organization of management and internal order. The rank of sergeant in other combat arms corresponded to that of sergeant major in the cavalry.


Sergeant Major

 

(Russian, starshina). In the Soviet armed forces, the person in a company (battery) responsible for proper performance of duty on the part of soldiers and sergeants, for order and discipline, and for the safekeeping of weapons and property. The sergeant major is the immediate superior of the company sergeants and soldiers. He is subordinate to the company commander; if no officers are present, he assumes command of the company.

References in periodicals archive ?
He said Sgt Maj Williams had "devoted his adult life" to the regiment he joined aged 18.
SHOW: The Soldiers, from left, Sgt Maj Gary Chilton, Sgt Richie Maddocks and Welshman LCpl Ryan Idzi
Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, commander of the British field army, said Sgt Maj O'Donnell was "as brave as a lion".
During his sermon Father Vincent McShane, priest of St John Vi-anney church in Hunts Cross, read from numerous tributes to Sgt Maj Smith on a commando website.
Sgt Maj Thomas was dating partner Sergeant Rachel Prosser, who is not based in Afghanistan, and also leaves behind his mother Sylvia and younger brother Tristan, 43.
AID: Kennedy and Ball have played hit IGNORED: Sgt Richie Maddocks, L Cpl Ryan Idzi and Sgt Maj Gary Chilton
News that Sgt Maj O'Donnell had been awarded a posthumous Bar - a second medal - to the George Medal he won for work in Iraq in 2006 emerged as the MoD announced that dozens of servicemen had been given gallantry awards for their efforts while fighting in Afghanistan last year.
Sgt Maj Rod Poulter said: "Danny, you will be sorely missed but we will never forget you.
Sgt Maj Williams, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, signed up to the Army in 1986, while Pte Whittaker joined 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment last year.
Sgt Maj Dargave l, 38, added: "Beckham seemed like a pretty genuine guy.