A junior sergeant is a rank in armed forces and police of some states.
in the Estonian army
|Rank insignia||Estonian Army|
|Rank group||Non-commissioned officer|
The rank of junior sergeant has existed since the end of the Estonian War of Liberation in 1920.
|Service branch|| Russian Ground Forces|
Russian Air Force
Russian Airborne Forces
|NATO rank code||OR-5|
|Equivalent ranks||Starshina 2nd class|
Junior sergeant (Russian: Младший сержант, Mladshy serzhant) is the designation to the lowest rank in the non-commissioned officer's career group in the Army, Airborne troops, and Air Force of the Russian Federation. The rank is equivalent to Starshina 2nd class in Navy. The rank is comparable to OR-5 in NATO rank system.
The rank was introduced in the Soviet Army in 1940.