USMC Ranks (Marine Ranks)

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USMC Ranks (Marine Ranks)

Post by Birdistheword26 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:53 pm

Often referred to as the backbone of the Corps, enlisted Marines with pay grades of E-4 and E-5 are non-commissioned officers (NCOs). Staff NCOs are career Marines serving in grades E-6 through E-9. Together they are responsible to the commanding officer for the welfare, morale, discipline, and efficiency of Marines in their charge.
The ranks of E-8 and E-9 each have two ranks per pay grade, with distinct responsibilities. Gunnery sergeants (E-7) indicate their preferred promotional track on their annual evaluations.
First sergeants (E-Cool and sergeants major (E-9) serve as senior enlisted advisors assisting the commanding officer in matters of discipline, administration, and the morale and welfare of the unit. First sergeants serve as the senior enlisted Marine in a company, battery, or other unit at similar echelon, while sergeants major serve the same role in battalions, squadrons, or larger units. Master sergeants (E-Cool and master gunnery sergeants (E-9) provide technical leadership as occupational specialists in their specific MOS.

The sergeant major of the Marine Corps is the senior enlisted Marine of the entire Marine Corps, personally selected by the commandant. The sergeant major of the Marine Corps and the Marine gunner are the only billets which rate modified rank insignia in place of traditional rank insignia.

PFC Private First Class
LCpl Lance Corporal
Cpl Corporal
Sgt Sergeant
SSgt   Staff Sergeant
GySgt   Gunnery Sergeant
MSgt   Master Sergeant
1st Sgt   First Sergeant
MGySgt   Master Gunnery Sergeant  
SgtMaj   Sergeant Major
SMMC   Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Warrant officers specialize in their respective fields, providing leadership and training to the Marines in their military occupational specialty. A warrant is approved by the secretary of the Navy for a staff non-commissioned officer to be appointed a warrant officer. Warrant officers can become commissioned officers, though they will generally serve as technical advisors, providing expertise to commands and organizations in their field.

A chief warrant officer serving as an infantry weapons officer also carries the title, "Marine Gunner", which does not replace his rank.  However, a Marine Gunner replaces the chief warrant officer insignia on the left collar with a bursting bomb insignia.

WO Warrant Officer
CWO2 Chief Warrant Officer 2
CWO3 Chief Warrant Officer 3
CWO4 Chief Warrant Officer 4
CWO5 Chief Warrant Officer 5

Commissioned officers are college graduates who have earned and accepted an appointment issued in the name of the president of the United States. Their commission gives them the responsibility of leading Marines as they defend the Constitution of the United States. Commissioned officer ranks are further subdivided into generals, field-grade, and company-grade officers. The commandant of the Marine Corps and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps are four-star ranks.

2ndLt Second Lieutenant
1stLt First Lieutenant
Capt Captain
Maj        Major
LtCol Lieutenant Colonel
Col        Colonel
BGen Brigadier General
MajGen Major General
LtGen Lieutenant General
Gen        General


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Post by Sean Parker on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:53 pm

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