Sergeant (Sweden and Finland)

Sergeant (Sweden And Finland)

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Sergeant (Sweden and Finland)

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Obtaining the rank in Finland

In Finnish army after two months basic training some of conscripts are selected for a two-stage NCO -course with a rank of NCO -student (AUK1 and AUK2), of which after stage 1 (AUK1) few are sent to Reserve Officer School and the rest continue in NCO -course stage 2 (AUK2), after which they are promoted to rank of Alikersantti/corporal and are appointed squad leaders for new conscripts for six months, usually one top alikersantti from each platoon is promoted to sergeant few weeks before discharge, and in meantime act as deputy platoon commander as well as squad leader.

Like any other rank up to Major/Lieutenant Commander, the rank of sergeant can be achieved in reserve if certain requirements are met.

History and related ranks


The introduction of the rank

Sweden: Reform 1972

Holders of the rank Överfurir were elevated to Sergeants.Holders of the rank Sergeant were elevated to
  • Kapten with more than 7 years of service
  • Löjtnant with 3–7 years of service
  • Fänrik with less than 3 years of service

Sweden: 2009

As of the 1st of January, the rank Furir was renamed Sergeant.

See also

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