Master Sergeant (IM)

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Imperial Marine Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O9 » Marshal-Commandant of the Corps
O8 » Brigadier-General (Marshal)
O7 » Brigadier
O6 » Coronel
O5 » Lieutenant Coronel
O4 » Force Commander
O3 » Captain (Force Captain)
O2 » First Lieutenant (Force Lieutenant)
O1 » Second Lieutenant (Force Ensign)
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Sergeant Major (Fleet Sergeant)
E8 » Master Sergeant (Ship / First Sergeant)
E7 » Leading Sergeant (Section Sergeant)
E6 » Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Marine/Private (Private 1st Class)
E0 » Marine Recruit / Apprentice

The rank of Master Sergeant (E8) is the non-commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines for the most senior non-commissioned officer in an Imperial Marine Company.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Company in the Imperial Marines has one Master Sergeant who is the most senior Sergeant in the unit (usually referred to as the "First Sergeant" or "Ship Sergeant"). Some Imperial Marine Regimental (and above) staff appointments are also for Master Sergeants.

Within an Imperial Marines Regimental Band, the main administrator is titled the Bandmaster Sergeant and is of rank Master Sergeant.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term sergeant refers to a non-commissioned officer placed above the rank of a corporal. The term master sergeant thus refers to the chief of these sergeants within the company.

Historically, these Sergeants were responsible for protecting the regimental flags (colours) of the field of battle. They still have a role in ceremonials to do so. When performing this role they are still be addressed as Colour Sergeant.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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