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Kersantti

Ylikersantti (Översergeant in Swedish) is a Finnish military rank above Kersantti (Sergeant) and below Vääpeli (Fältväbel). The rank was introduced in the Swedish Armed Forces in 2019. It is above Sergeant and below Fanjunkare. Both Sergeant and Översergeant are OR6.[1]

Finland

Formerly the rank was mainly used by junior officers-in-reserve (with a reserve rank of at least vänrikki) working as temporary contractual personnel. This gave them seniority over conscript sergeants or officer cadets, but subordinated them to commissioned officers (with an active service rank of vänrikki or higher). However, currently it is either a reserve rank, or a rank available to professional NCOs.

Sweden

The Översergant has the same relative rank as the Fänrik.[2]

Promotion

Promotion to Översergeant requires a minimum of two years in-grade as a Sergeant.[3]

Duties

Översergeanter are Specialist Officers at Skill Levels B (Intermediate) and C (Advanced). The Översergeant typically serves as a squad leader or platoon sergeant.[3]

See also

References

  1. "Nya gradbeteckningar införs". Försvarsmakten. 2019-10-01. https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2019/10/nya-gradbeteckningar-infors/. Retrieved 2019-10-02. 
  2. "Försvarsmaktens föreskrifter om personaltjänst. 27 november 2019." Försvarets författningssamling. FFS 2019:6, 2 § 8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Karriärvägarna för specialistofficerare. 2020-02-15.

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