The soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle; SYN. standard-bearer.
ensign / ensən /
ETYM Latin enseigne, Latin insignia, pl. of insigne a distinctive mark, badge, flag; in + signum mark, sign. Related to Sign, Insignia, Ancient.
1. A flag flown by ship to show its nationality.
2. A person who holds a commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade.
standard-bearer / stændərdberər /
1. An officer of an army, company, or troop, who bears a standard.
2. The leader of any organization
An outstanding leader of a political movement.