Definition of master gunnery sergeant in US English:

master gunnery sergeant

noun

  • A rank of noncommissioned officer in the US Marines, above master sergeant and below sergeant major.

    • ‘There are a multitude of master gunnery sergeants throughout the Corps who have exceptional leadership skills and ideas along with suggestions that could be beneficial to the Corps.’
    • ‘On September 29,1925,he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 years of age and retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant on February 6,1946.’
    • ‘Her promotion to master gunnery sergeant made her the first woman of her rank in this military occupational specialty.’
    • ‘The First Sergeant and Sergeant Major are administrative and command track, while the Master Sergeant and Master Gunnery Sergeant are on the technical experts command track.’
    • ‘The Marine Band, dubbed ‘The President's Own’ by President Jefferson, has 143 enlisted members, of which 49 are staff sergeants, 44 are gunnery sergeants, 27 master sergeants and 23 master gunnery sergeants, she said.’

Pronunciation

master gunnery sergeant

/ˈmæstər ˈɡən(ə)ri ˈsɑrdʒənt/