Sergeants command squads as a second in command. They allocate tasks and duties, supervise equipment, and ensure proper training of staff. They also advise commanding officers and perform support duties.

Alternative label

  • chief non-commissioned officer

  • colour sergeant

  • army sargeant

  • commissary sergeant

  • adjutant

  • station sergeant

  • staff sergeant

  • lance sergeant

  • police sargeant

  • ordnance sergeants

  • drill sergeant

  • warrant officer

  • quartermaster sergeant

  • chief petty officer

  • petty officer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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