- "They like you, ma'am, but if you want to give a speech they'll have trouble respecting you. You're not military. You're not even Alliance."
"Not really my problem, is it?"
"Hardly the right attitude, ma'am. Morale is everyone's problem. So if Captain Andor won't do it, it falls to me as an Alliance SpecForce lieutenant to brevet you the rank of sergeant. Congratulations."
"You're a cretin."
- ―Taidu Sefla assigns Jyn Erso the rank of sergeant
Sergeant was a rank held by certain officers in the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Galactic Republic, and its successor, the Galactic Empire. It was higher than the rank of corporal, and private.[source?] Several clone troopers in the Grand Army of the Republic held the rank of Clone Sergeant.