- Reaction score
So Sergeant is the only SNCO and anything above is a WO? That doesn't seem like a very useful definition. Especially since the understanding of what falls under ''NCO'' differs greatly amongst even just our NORAD/NATO allies. Common meaning interpretation grants that an NCO is any Officer that is not commissioned, which is how, as an example, the RNZN defines it.
In our old system, we also had the Staff/Colour Sergeant rank, Corporals were leaders (Sgt equivalent), and Lance Corporal was the entry level leadership position. So the system had logical distinctions when it looked like this:
Jr NCO - LCpl, Cpl
Sr NCO - Sgt, SSgt
WO - WO2, WO1