British Army Staff Sergeant

This page explains what a Staff Sergeant is the British Army is.

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.

British Army Staff Sergeant Insignia

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.

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