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Working As A Sergeant First Class

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Sergeant First Class does

  • Drill Sergeant-Responsible for a 60 man platoon.
  • Accounted for and maintained $40,000 of military equipment.
  • Number two placement firearms and law enforcement driving courses.
  • Supervised the professional development and training of 15 personnel.
  • Ensured compliance with DOD policies, directives, and safety procedures.
  • Diagnose and repair computer hardware and software.
  • Performed quality oversight in all aspects of property management and accountability for a battalion on Fort Bragg.
  • Managed upwards of 250 wounded personnel, and 24 staff members.
  • Maintained property accountability for equipment and parts valued at $20 million dollars.
  • Noncommissioned Officer in charge of a Special Forces Unit.
  • Manage the unit's Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism Program.
  • Created and updated lesson plans, instructional slides, student handouts, practical exercises.
  • Planned and developed training programs for staff
  • Supported joint military operations with Kurdish troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
  • Provided tactical and technical guidance to the Detachment Commander.
  • Conducted over 30 combat operations.
  • Managed and maintained stock levels of over 20,000 repair parts worth over $2 million.
  • Led a group of six men in tactical operations that focused Central and South America.
  • Served as lead technical advisor.
  • Advised unit maintenance officer on maintenance tactics, techniques and procedures.

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Sergeant First Class Career Paths

Sergeant First Class
Platoon Sergeant Supervisor Logistics Manager
Senior Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Platoon Sergeant Supervisor Superintendent
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Platoon Sergeant Operation Supervisor
Senior Operations Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Squad Leader Supervisor Training Manager
Train Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Squad Leader Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Squad Leader Security Supervisor Security Manager
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Officer
Senior Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Officer Operations Officer
Chief Deputy
8 Yearsyrs
Instructor Officer Platoon Leader
Transportation Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Training Specialist Program Manager Executive Officer
Chief Of Planning
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Training Specialist Program Manager Deputy Director
Deputy Director Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Training Specialist Operations Officer Security Manager
Chief Of Security
8 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Store Manager Inventory Manager
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Subject Matter Expert Security Manager
Director Of Public Safety
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Operations Manager Operations Project Manager
Deputy Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Company Commander Planner
Strategic Planner
6 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Correctional Officer Captain
Warden
6 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Investigator Securities Consultant
Corporate Security Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Training Specialist Technical Writer Senior Writer
Bureau Chief
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Instructor Division Chief Fire Chief
Emergency Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
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Sergeant First Class Demographics

Gender

Male

83.0%

Female

9.7%

Unknown

7.3%
Ethnicity

White

63.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

13.0%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.7%

German

8.9%

Italian

8.9%

Arabic

6.7%

Korean

6.7%

Russian

2.2%

Hebrew

2.2%

Dutch

2.2%

French

2.2%

Czech

2.2%

Dari

2.2%

Persian

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Polish

2.2%

Carrier

2.2%
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Sergeant First Class Education

Schools

Central Texas College

20.1%

University of Phoenix

12.6%

Columbia Southern University

7.0%

Grantham University

6.7%

Troy University

5.6%

Ashford University

4.8%

American University

4.3%

University of Maryland - University College

4.0%

Excelsior College

3.5%

Liberty University

3.5%

Trident University International

3.5%

Colorado Technical University

3.5%

Webster University

3.2%

Strayer University

2.9%

Kaplan University

2.9%

Grand Canyon University

2.7%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

2.4%

The Academy

2.4%

University of Missouri - Columbia

2.4%

Thomas Edison State University

2.1%
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Majors

Business

31.9%

Criminal Justice

13.2%

General Studies

9.5%

Management

7.5%

Information Technology

3.6%

Human Resources Management

3.2%

Computer Science

2.9%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Education

2.7%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Project Management

2.5%

Accounting

2.5%

Supply Chain Management

2.0%

History

2.0%

Automotive Technology

1.9%

Electrical Engineering

1.8%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Nursing

1.5%

Aviation

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.4%

Other

25.2%

Associate

17.2%

Masters

16.9%

Certificate

4.6%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Sergeant First Class

  1. Personnel Files
  2. US Army
  3. Platoon
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  • Reviewed, analyzed, processed and maintained all personnel files.
  • Conducted a historically significant and first Protective Services Vulnerability Assessment on a Foreign General Officer for US Army Criminal Investigation Command.
  • Position Description - Held the rank of Platoon Sergeant in an Operations section on a Middle Eastern deployment.
  • Planned, coordinated, and executed the shipment of 25,000 pounds of sensitive equipment from CONUS into Combat Area of Operations.
  • Developed detailed standard operating procedures that were used as the framework for the entire organization's operating guidelines.

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