What Is A Staff Sergeant In The British Army?
A Staff Sergeant is a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) within the British Army and is a rank higher than Sergeant.
This is a senior role combining man and resource management of around 120 soldiers, or even the command of a platoon or troop.
Traditionally throughout non-infantry units the rank of Staff Sergeant is held whereas the same rank in the infantry is known as a Colour Sergeant.
The Insignia For A Staff Sergeant
The insignia of a Staff Sergeant in the British Army is 3 chevrons below a small crown.
After a few years as a Sergeant promotion to either Staff or Colour Sergeant may follow.
Frequently Asked Questions: Staff Sergeant
What NATO Code Is A Staff Sergeant?
A Staff Sergeant has a NATO rank code of OR-7.
Do You Salute A Staff Sergeant?
No, a Staff Sergeant does not hold a commission and falls under the non-commissioned officer (NCO) bracket and Other Ranks should not salute the person in that position.
How Much Does A Staff Sergeant Earn?
The salary of a Staff Sergeant changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £40k per year.
Author: Dean Michael