Hello all. I have been doing a bit of research about the roles of QM Sgt. For every answer I find, I also find 3 more questions. Maybe some of you here can answer some without adding more.
I find references to company QM Sgts. but for Cav. units only. They are the #2 NCO only below the First Sgt. at the company level. They wear the standard 3 chevrons but with a single straight tie running across the top. I have also read that this emblem was for militia only and was not incorporated into the proper US army until 1866.
Three of my new questions are thus. Were there company QM Sgts. in US infantry units? What chevrons did they wear? (3 stripes, 1 tie? 3 stripes 3 ties? 3 stripes 0 ties?) Did they answer to the company First Sgt. or to a regimental QM Sgt.?
I look forward to any polite assistance offered. Thank you in advance for your consideration.