Junior sergeant


A junior sergeant is a rank in armed forces and police of some states.

Estonia


Nooremseersant
in the Estonian army
shoulder board
Rank insigniaEstonian Army
Introduction1920
Rank groupNon-commissioned officer
NATO
rank code
OR-4

A junior sergeant (nooremseersant in Estonian language) is a military rank in the Ground and Air Force of Estonia. The rank marks the first level of the junior non-commissioned officer.

The rank of junior sergeant has existed since the end of the Estonian War of Liberation in 1920.

Russia


Mladshy serzhant
Младший сержант
Army shoulder and air force sleeve insignia
Country Russia
Service branch Russian Ground Forces
 Russian Air Force
Russian Airborne Forces
RankNon-commissioned officer
NATO rank codeOR-5
Formation1940
Equivalent ranksStarshina 2nd class

Junior sergeant (Russian: Младший сержант, Mladshy serzhant) is the designation to the lowest rank in the non-commissioned officer's career group in the Army, Airborne troops, and Air Force of the Russian Federation. The rank is equivalent to Starshina 2nd class in Navy. The rank is comparable to OR-5 in NATO rank system.

The rank was introduced in the Soviet Army in 1940.

Sequence of ranks
junior rank:
Yefreytor


Mladshy serzhant
senior rank:
Serzhant

See also