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Sergeant was a uniformed rank used by both law enforcement and military personnel.


Law enforcement rank

In law enforcement, sergeant was the rank immediately below Lieutenant or Inspector.

An administrative desk sergeant was simulated in the Dixon Hill series holoprogram rendition, where he worked the desk at the entrance of a police department when Jean-Luc Picard, Data, and Beverly Crusher took part in 2364. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

Security Sergeant Lipton was knocked unconscious by Gary Seven at McKinley Rocket Base. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

According to the script from DS9: "Past Tense, Part I", Vin was "a Sergeant, with twenty years on the force..."

Military rank

In the military, sergeant was the highest or a series of highest enlisted ranks used in a service organization. Sergeants ranked below commissioned officers and above corporals. Other grades of sergeant include first sergeant, staff sergeant, and master sergeant, among others. The Nazi SS equivalent to the United States Army sergeant was called unterscharführer.

Starfleet Lieutenant Tom Paris wore the insignia of an American Civil War Union sergeant on 19th century Earth, when rescuing Q and Captain Kathryn Janeway from the Continuum. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

N. Kemper and B. Moreno were 22nd century Earth MACO sergeants. (ENT: "The Xindi")

In the mirror universe, Travis Mayweather and B. Moreno were MACO sergeants. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

A Klingon sergeant was ordered by Kruge to execute one of the Genesis Planet hostages in 2285. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

During the Q Civil War, the rescue of Q and Kathryn Janeway from a Confederate Army camp was conducted by several members of the USS Voyager crew dressed as Union Army infantry, including Tom Paris, who wore the rank insignia of a Union sergeant. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

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