Often designated as a platoon sergeant serving the chief advisor and platoon leader, a sergeant first class is the first senior non-commissioned officer rank in the U.S. Army. The SFC E7 Army ACU Velcro Rank by Action Embroidery is made to identify those who have attained this designation, featuring hook-style fastener backing for easy integration with your combat uniform.
A sergeant first class usually has between 15 and 18 years of Army experience and is frequently promoted from the rank of staff sergeant. Promotions can be granted to those of lower rank in recognition of outstanding leadership and experience displayed in the field. In an armor platoon, a sergeant first class can command as many as 18 soldiers and four tanks; in a rifle platoon, command of up to 40 soldiers may be designated.
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