Congratulations to, Gage Fain, on his promotion to the rank of (E5) Sergeant! Sgt Fain consistently put in the effort to better himself and others around him. His loyalty and dedication to duty set him apart from his peers and with that he earned the right to join the time honored core of the Non-Commissioned Officers! #TrainToLead
Here is what a Sergeant duties consist of:
Of all the NCO ranks, this one, very possibly, has the greatest impact on lower-ranking Soldiers. Privates, who are the basic manpower strength of the Army, generally have sergeants as their first NCO leaders. It is to the rank of sergeant that the privates look for example.
Sergeants are responsible for the individual training, personal appearance and cleanliness of their Soldiers. The authority of the sergeant is equal to that of any other NCO rank. The sergeant must be unquestionably competent in order to carry out the mission correctly, accomplish each task and care for assigned Soldiers.
The rank of sergeant is not a position in which to learn how to become a leader – no apprenticeship here. While certainly the new sergeant will have developed new skills, strengthening old ones and generally better, he or she is a sergeant, and is no less a professional than those grades of rank to come.