Staff Sergeant

Inner Sphere Military Ranks
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General Officer
For specific ranks see Military Ranks

Staff Sergeant is a noncommissioned officer rank used by the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces and the Free Worlds League Military. Depending on the military they serve, a Staff Sergeant has different responsibilities.

Lyran Commonwealth and Lyran Alliance[edit]

After five years of service in the LAAF, a soldier has a decent chance of becoming a Staff Sergeant. These NCO's command infantry and vehicle platoons.[1] A LAAF Staff Sergeant wears a blue spearpoint with a gold bar over it to show their rank.

LAAF Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Staff Sergeant StaffSergeantLAAF.png

Free Worlds League[edit]

In the FWLM, Staff Sergeant is the official rank of many MechWarriors. In other formations like infantry or armor companies, a Staff Sergeant is usually the senior enlisted assistant to the company or platoon commander. In the FWLM Navy, this rank is known as Chief Petty Officer.[2]

The rank insignia for both ranks is a set of three gold chevrons with their tops filled with purple.

FWLM Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Staff Sergeant StaffSergeantFWL.png


  1. Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 30
  2. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 22