The first sergeant holds formations, instructs platoon sergeants the commander and assists in training all enlisted members.
The first sergeants is proud of the unit and, understandably, wants others to be aware of the unit’s success.
Staff sergeants often have one or more sergeants working under their leadership.
Staff sergeants are responsible for their continued successful development as well as that of other soldiers in the section, squad or team.
Whether platoon sergeant or sergeant first class, this is the first level at which the term senior NCO property applies.
The platoon sergeant or sergeant first class generally has 15 to 18 years or more of military experience and is rightfully expected to bring that experience to bear in quick, accurate decisions that are in the best interest of the mission and the soldier.
The platoon sergeant is expected to embody all the traits of a leader.
FIRST SERGEANT AND MASTER SERGEANT: When you are talking about the first sergeant, you are talking about the lifeblood of the Army.
The rank of sergeant is not a position in which to learn how to become a leader – no apprenticeship here.
While certainly the new sergeant will be developed new skills, strengthening old ones and generally better, he or she is a sergeant, and is no less a professional than those grades of rank to come.