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Sergeant First Class (SFC) is the seventh enlisted rank in the U.S. Army, above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant and First Sergeant, and is the first senior non-commissioned officer rank. A Sergeant First Class is typically assigned as a Platoon Sergeant at the company level or Battalion Operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge at the battalion level, but may also hold other positions depending on the type of unit. A Sergeant First Class' primary responsibility is training and mentoring Lieutenants. Sergeant First Class replaced the now defunct rank of Technical Sergeant in 1948.

A Sergeant First Class is addressed as "sergeant" except in certain situations; such as Cannon Artillery units, where a Sergeant First Class serving as Platoon Sergeant is commonly referred to as "Smoke". They may also be culturally referred to as "platoon daddy", though not directly or in a professional setting. If a Sergeant First Class is appointed to fill the role of First Sergeant, he or she is addressed as "First Sergeant".

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