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Is the World War 2 US Army rank T5 equivalent to a Sergeant?

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01/22/2007

On January 8, 1942, Technician Third Class (T/3), Technician Fourth Class (T/4), and Technician Fifth Class (T/5) were added to the rank insignia. On September 4, 1942, a "T" was added to the standard chevron design that corresponded with that grade. A technician was not addressed as one such, but rather as the neighboring rank in its pay grade (T/5 as Corporal; T/4 as Sergeant; T/3 as Staff Sergeant). A technician did not have the authority to give commands or issue orders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_enlisted_rank_insignia_of_World_War_II