U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Technical Sergeant

1. A World War II and Korea period rank, the insignia of which was three chevrons and two horizontal bars. It was part of a dual rank system which had technicians and command ranks. In the 1960s, the rank became gunnery sergeant and the crossed rifles were added. 2. Air Force rank upon which the insignia of the top three enlisted grades are constructed. (see Staff Sergeant of Marines.)

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