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A master sergeant is the military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in some armed forces.

Israel Defense Forces[edit]

רב-סמל ראשון
Rav samal rishon
insignia IDF

The רב-סמל ראשון rav samal rishon (abbreviated: "rasar") (master sergeant) is a non-commissioned officer (נגדים) rank in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Because the IDF is an integrated force, they have a unique rank structure. IDF ranks are the same in all services (army, navy and air force). The ranks are derived from those of the paramilitary Haganah developed in the British Mandate of Palestine period to protect the Yishuv. This origin is reflected in the slightly-compacted IDF rank structure.[1]

Israel Defense Forces ranks : נגדים nagadim - non-commissioned officers (NCO)
IDF NCO
rank
רב-סמל
Rav samal
רב-סמל ראשון
Rav samal rishon
רב-סמל מתקדם
Rav samal mitkadem
רב-סמל בכיר
Rav samal bakhír
רב-נגד משנה
Rav nagad mishne
רב-נגד
Rav nagad
NATO OR-5OR-6OR-7OR-8OR-9
Abbreviationרס"ל
Rasal
רס"ר
Rasar
רס"מ
Rasam
רס"ב
Rasab
רנ"מ
Ranam
רנ"ג
Ranag
Corresponding
rank
Sergeant first classMaster sergeantSergeant majorCommand sergeant majorWarrant officerChief warrant officer
InsigniaIDF Ranks Rasal.svgIDF Ranks Rasar.svgIDF Ranks Rasam.svgIDF Ranks Rasab.svgIDF Ranks Ranam.svgIDF Ranks Ranag.svg
More details at Israel Defense Forces ranks & IDF 2012 - Ranks (idf.il, english)

United States[edit]

E-8 insignia
Master sergeant insignia
U.S. Army

E-8 insignia
Master sergeant insignia
U.S. Marine Corps

Master sergeant insignia
Master sergeant insignia
U.S. Air Force

First sergeant insignia
E-7 First sergeant insignia
U.S. Air Force

Obsolete master sergeant insignia
Obsolete
master sergeant insignia
U.S. Air Force

A master sergeant is:

Singapore[edit]

In the Singapore Armed Forces, a master sergeant is a high level specialist, ranking above staff sergeant and below third warrant officer.[2] In the Singapore Army, master sergeants are usually instructors, staff specialists, or sergeant majors of battalion or company-sized units.

Singapore Armed Forces specialist ranks
NATO rank codeOR-5OR-6
InsigniaArmy-SGP-OR-5a.svgArmy-SGP-OR-5b.svgArmy-SGP-OR-5c.svgArmy-SGP-OR-6a.svgArmy-SGP-OR-6b.svg
RankThird sergeantSecond sergeantFirst sergeantStaff sergeantMaster sergeant
Abbreviation3SG2SG1SGSSGMSG

Greece[edit]

E-8 insignia
Master sergeant (αρχιλοχίας) insignia
Hellenic Army

In the Hellenic Army, master sergeant (αρχιλοχίας) is the highest rank of non-commissioned officer. The rank is above the staff sergeant (επιλοχίας) and below the warrant officer (ανθυπασπιστής).

Vietnam[edit]

In the Vietnam People's Army, master sergeant (thượng sĩ) is the highest rank of non-commissioned officer.

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