A Sergeant First Class
(also known as a Platoon Sergeant
), is the third highest rank in the United States Army, an E7
. This type of sergeant
generally has several staff sergeants
working under his direct leadership. He is a key advisor and assistant to the platoon leader
. A Sergeant First Class usually also has 15 to 18 years of military experience under his belt. It is expected of him to act like a leader, even more than the sergeants below him.
See also: United States Military Ranks Metanode