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ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE
MARSHAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
GENERAL OF 
ARMY
ADMIRAL OF 
THE FLEET
MARSHAL OF 
AVIATION
COLONEL 
GENERAL
ADMIRAL COLONEL 
GENERAL
LIEUTENANT 
GENERAL
VICE  ADMIRAL LIEUTENANT 
GENERAL
MAJOR 
GENERAL
REAR  ADMIRAL MAJOR 
GENERAL
COLONEL CAPTAIN 1ST CLASS COLONEL
LIEUTENANT  
COLONEL
CAPTAIN 2ND CLASS LIEUTENANT  
COLONEL
MAJOR CAPTAIN 3RD CLASS MAJOR
CAPTAIN CAPTAIN 
LIEUTENANT
CAPTAIN
SENIOR 
LIEUTENANT
SENIOR 
LIEUTENANT
SENIOR 
LIEUTENANT
LIEUTENANT LIEUTENANT LIEUTENANT
SENIOR
WARRANT OFFICER
SENIOR
WARRANT OFFICER 
SENIOR
WARRANT OFFICER 
WARRANT OFFICER SENIOR  CHIEF
 PETTY  OFFICER
 WARRANT OFFICER
MASTER SERGEANT  CHIEF 
PETTY OFFICER
MASTER SERGEANT
SENIOR SERGEANT PETTY OFFICER 
1ST CLASS
SENIOR SERGEANT
 SERGEANT PETTY OFFICER 
2ND CLASS
 SERGEANT
JUNIOR SERGEANT SENIOR SEAMAN JUNIOR SERGEANT
PRIVATE SEAMAN PRIVATE
The Russian Federation has pursued the development of a professional enlisted component in the Russian Armed Forces since the early 1990s. Soviets inherited a strong NCO corps from the Tsarist Army (the Imperial Russian Army, 1721 - 1917). The strong NCO corps that emerged after the WWII soon disappeared as these NCOs either left the service or became commissioned officers. In the Soviet Armed Forces, officers, not NCOs, became the primary small unit leaders and trainers. The Soviet two-year conscription model for the enlisted personnel had no real career path for those who desired to serve past their initial conscription length.

Soviet officers performed duties that would normally be performed by NCOs in Western armies. The Soviets recognized this was an inefficient way of managing manpower, and decided to create warrant officer positions primarily to maintain and operate advanced equipment. The Russian Federation abolished all warrant officer positions during the 2008 New Look reforms and converted all warrant officers into contract NCOs. Warrant officer billets have since been brought back.

In the Russia system, officers, not NCOs, are the primary trainers of the platoon. But conscripts will be unable to be effective warfighters on the modern battlefield because the conscription period in the Russian Federation has been reduced to one year.

The post of chief sergeant was introduced in the Southern Military District (SKR) as an initiative experiment. At the same time, new staff posts in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will not be introduced, the Defense Ministry said on 24 May 2019. The district press service announced the introduction of the post of chief sergeant. According to her, 370 main sergeants arrived in Rostov-on-Don for the last training and methodological gathering. "No new full-time positions of chief sergeants in the Russian Armed Forces will be introduced. In the Southern Military District, they initiatively conducted an experiment to identify sergeants, whose best practices are being generalized and who can set up a team to achieve success in combat training and professional skills by their personal example," said the military department.

The position of chief sergeant was introduced in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This is stated in the press service of the Southern Military District, distributed on 24 May 2019. "Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, commander of the troops of the Southern Military District, held a meeting with the chief sergeants of the formations and military units," the statement read.

According to the district, 370 chief sergeants arrived in Rostov-on-Don. Earlier in the district, the best sergeant-level military personnel were selected. A special requirement for the appointment of chief sergeants was the presence of leadership qualities and authority in the military team, both among subordinates and equal military personnel, and among officers of a military unit, the report said.

As Dvornikov noted, the chief sergeant is the first assistant to the commander of the unit, capable of replacing an officer for the time, ensuring discipline and personal example of setting up a soldiers team to achieve success in combat training and professional training.

The fact that in the Russian army may be introduced new posts of chief sergeant and master sergeant, said in 2011, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov. Then the general said that there is an understanding of the need to introduce a new institution.

In 2011 Pankov explained that it was planned to introduce the posts of sergeant-manager or administrator. As an example, he called the post of master-sergeant of the regiment or the post of chief sergeant of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.



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