Sergeant in the U.S. Army: features of the rank and sergeant posts

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It is called the "backbone of the US Army," because throughout stories the existence of the American armed forces, it invariably was crucial in maintaining constant combat readiness, both units and subunits.





We are talking about the sergeant corps of the US Army, which today continues to form a large layer of the American army. In the US Army, a sergeant is a large and powerful figure, a lot holds on to him. In the military circles of the United States, it is believed that the American army can do without lieutenants, but not without a sergeant.

How to become part of the US Army NCO Corps? What nuances do you need to know in order to prepare for the service? What are the responsibilities of the sergeants? What are the requirements for NCOs in the American army today? Watch the next issue of Rud & Co with Ivan Rudenko.

This video will be especially useful for those who want to compare the service in the American army with the service in the armies of the post-Soviet space. How much is not biased about the sergeant composition of the American army, this is a separate issue.

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    1. +2
      November 3, 2019
      In the military circles of the United States, it is believed that the American army can do without lieutenants, but not without a sergeant.

      In the US military, as always ... are mistaken
      1. +1
        November 3, 2019
        Unfortunately, they are not mistaken as often as we would like. We lost the Cold War, not the Yankees. Forgot?
        1. +4
          November 3, 2019
          We lost, only the direct culprit did not answer for this.
        2. +14
          November 4, 2019
          Quote: Sea Cat
          Unfortunately, they are not mistaken as often as we would like. We lost the Cold War, not the Yankees. Forgot?

          Forgot, remind
          how did the american sergeants win the cold war?
          1. -1
            November 4, 2019
            I remind you.
            Modern wars are not lost by soldiers, but by the political leadership of the losing side, that is why it was a "cold", not a "hot" war, and this is exactly what I wrote. And you distorted, remembering the American sergeants, obviously according to the principle "in the garden of an elder, and in Kiev, an uncle."
            1. +9
              November 4, 2019
              Quote: Sea Cat
              I remind you.
              Modern wars are not lost by soldiers, but by the political leadership of the losing side, that is why it was a "cold", not a "hot" war, and this is exactly what I wrote. And you distorted, remembering the American sergeants, obviously according to the principle "in the garden of an elder, and in Kiev, an uncle."

              Well, of course, about losing the Cold War, I jerked, not you, discussing the topic
              Sergeant in the U.S. Army: features of the rank and sergeant posts
              1. -1
                November 4, 2019
                Quote: Terenin
                Quote: Sea Cat
                I remind you.
                Modern wars are not lost by soldiers, but by the political leadership of the losing side, that is why it was a "cold", not a "hot" war, and this is exactly what I wrote. And you distorted, remembering the American sergeants, obviously according to the principle "in the garden of an elder, and in Kiev, an uncle."

                Well, of course, about losing the Cold War, I jerked, not you, discussing the topic
                Sergeant in the U.S. Army: features of the rank and sergeant posts

                In fact, I did not comment on the article "Sergeant in the US Army" in any way, I only allowed myself to reply to your post:
                Quote: Terenin
                In the military circles of the United States, it is believed that the American army can do without lieutenants, but not without a sergeant.

                In the US military, as always ... are mistaken

                So it’s not me who juggles. Otherwise, everything is clear, "and where is the guy, and what is in the garden."
                I wish you to defeat the entire American General Staff without getting up off the couch. soldier
                1. +11
                  November 4, 2019
                  Quote: Sea Cat
                  I wish you to defeat the entire American General Staff without getting up off the couch

                  winked sofa crew - welcomes us all! (in VO, at least Yes )
      2. +4
        November 3, 2019
        Quote: Terenin
        as always ... wrong

        Gennady hi . If they are mistaken, then not much, considering how MUCH they have sergeant ranks. fellow As a rule, sergeants who have reached the rank of sergeant are experienced servants, and the same goldfinches (if without ambition) do not consider it something shameful to learn something from them.
        1. +12
          November 4, 2019
          Quote: Paranoid50
          Quote: Terenin
          as always ... wrong

          Gennady hi . If they are mistaken, then not much, considering how MUCH they have sergeant ranks. fellow As a rule, sergeants who have reached the rank of sergeant are experienced servants, and the same goldfinches (if without ambition) do not consider it something shameful to learn something from them.

          Greetings hi
          Yes, I'm talking about Rudenko (video), reminds me with my verbal diarrhea about the "great" US sergeants, Slava Kovtun from the TV show.
          There is nothing special to create idols out of them, no. There are also enough "shoals".
          They have developed this style for themselves, and for God's sake. We have our own. Not better and not worse.
          1. +5
            November 4, 2019
            Quote: Terenin
            Nothing special there

            Wow ... Yes For example, we have our own school - foremen and warrant officers. True, at the mattresses sergeants go to the level with the officers.
            1. +2
              November 4, 2019
              In the USA there is an institute of sergeants (specialists) ... In addition to the rank of sergeant, there is a similar in status (by insignia) "specialist of such and such class ..."
              1. +1
                November 4, 2019
                The rank of ensign in essence in the army of the Republic of Ingushetia at the time of the formation of the regiments of the so-called foreign system meant by no means a man carrying an ensign (banner), with the help of an ensign (banner) the direction of movement of the formation was set. Well, under the ensign was at the second rear ensign.
            2. +8
              November 4, 2019
              Quote: Paranoid50
              For example, we have our own school - foremen and warrant officers.

              And she (this school) became the key to the successful operations of small units of our army, especially in the first period of the Second World War.
              Alexander hi
        2. -1
          November 4, 2019
          And even with ambition ... The lieutenant who arrived from the school is first put on an internship with a sergeant.
          1. +6
            November 4, 2019
            He could be a sergeant on the course. Five years is not a year of conscripts. At the present time. This is not ambition - becoming an officer at the duty station. Then this sergeant claims - it’s useless in the army. Himself and only himself.
      3. 0
        November 6, 2019
        Someone great said: "I and the Sergeant are in command of the army." This is an eternal formula.
    2. -1
      November 3, 2019
      In the US military circles laughing
    3. +1
      November 3, 2019
      I had to intersect with the American military, though with sailors. So, the cinematic American sailor and the real one - earth and sky. In life, they are a little blackish.
      1. +2
        November 4, 2019
        Yes sir! talked with them (amerikosy) with com., composition in Busan!
    4. +2
      November 3, 2019
      I read, it seems, in Ukroin they are trying to introduce a sergeant corps. But as I understand it, they simply rename ensigns? Then these are not seasoned fighters, but terry kitchen and warehouse servants!)
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    5. +2
      November 4, 2019
      I do not quite understand the essence of the topic.
      Who forms the combat-ready soldiers - does not depend on sergeants.
      This is a rather deep topic, and the same sergeants (who took command for the deceased lieutenant in the Second World War), like foremen and ensigns, all rests on good selectors, both in the military and in everyday service.
      If in the Second World War the captured "Russians" were called - "3 is already an organization", this only confirms the strength of the work of political instructors, call it whatever you like. If Ideology is strong, and there are behind it (factories, factories, jobs, prosperity in families), the enemy can't count on anything.
    6. +2
      November 4, 2019
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Unfortunately, they are not mistaken as often as we would like. We lost the Cold War, not the Yankees. Forgot?

      Forgot about Gorbachev and Yeltsin? Figs we would have lost if not for these frames.
    7. +3
      November 4, 2019
      I still have the impression that this blogger is being paid to create videos about revealing the "secrets of the soul" of an American soldier. Either he is worn with American ankle boots, which have no equal in the whole wide world, then he talks about the decisive role of the backbone of the American army ...
      Here, the adventures of American soldiers in Songmi are described in great detail:
      https://vk.com/@soldiers_of_fortune-boinya-v-songmi-zverstva-amerikanskih-soldat-vo-vetname
      And so they behave in a different situation:

      Apparently, this expert was entrusted to search for a middle ground. Who cares - keep looking at what the American censorship missed. You perfectly understand that for spreading the true truth, people are forced to hide (live) in embassies, to be in prisons on false charges, risk being deported only on "request" ... And here, a young man, full of health, tells army secrets on camera .. ... wassat
      In the military circles of the United States, it is believed that the American army can do without lieutenants, but not without a sergeant.

      And Russian military pensioners believe (at least in my face) that it is possible to do without tales about "hero-sergeants" of the American army, and without interesting publications about weapons, history and battles, historical figures and unknown people who made a worthy contribution to the development of Russian statehood, without a variety of opinions about the events of today's life - no.
      I will not load memory with "husks" ...
      hi
      1. +4
        November 4, 2019
        And you are very right! Why is this crap on VO ?!
    8. +4
      November 4, 2019
      In the 70s in the SA, sergeants had small, but privileges - for example, a separate room in the barracks. The youngest came from school and was first of all in the sergeant's team. Then the political officers decided that this did not correspond to the principle of "closeness to the people." Only duties remained with the sergeant. Well, there was no point in talking about some kind of sergeant community.
      Attempts to upgrade the status are ongoing. Maybe something will come out.
      1. +2
        November 4, 2019
        There was no such thing! The tankers, for sure! For each tank commander is a minimum junior sergeant! There are at least 10 sergeants in the company! Apart from the old platoons, there are at least three, or even four. Already in 85 CT began to put ensigns.
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