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US Marine Ranks and Marine Corps Rank Insignia
Marine Corps Ranks are more
than just who salutes whom.
not confuse rank with pay grades, such as E-1, W-2 and O-5.
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|US Marine Corps Enlisted Ranks, Enlisted Rank Insignia|
Service members in
pay grades E-1 through E-3 are usually either in
some kind of training status or on their initial assignment.
The training includes the basic training phase where recruits are immersed in military culture
and values and are taught the core skills required by their service component.
Basic training is followed by a specialized or advanced training phase that provides recruits with a specific area of expertise or concentration.
In the Marines, this area is called a military occupational specialty (MOS)
Pay Grade: E2
Private First Class
Pay Grade: E3
Pay Grade: E4
responsibility significantly increases in the mid-level enlisted ranks.
This responsibility is given formal recognition by use of the term
noncommissioned officer (NCO).
A Marine corporal is considered a NCO rank.
Pay Grade: E5
Pay Grade: E6
Pay Grade: E7
At the E-8 level, the Marine Corps have two
positions at the same pay grade. Whether one is, for example, a master sergeant or a first sergeant in the
depends on the person's job. The same is true for the positions at the
E-9 level. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeants and sergeants major
receive the same pay but have different responsibilities. All told, E-8s
and E-9s have 15 to 30 years on the job, and are commanders' senior
advisers for enlisted matters.
A third E-9 element is the senior enlisted person of the Marine Corps.
The sergeant major of the Marine Corps is the spokespersons of the enlisted force at the highest levels of their services
Pay Grade: E8
Master Sgt, First Sgt
Pay Grade: E9
Pay Grade: E9
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Pay Grade: E9
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
|US Marine Corps Warrant Officer Ranks|
Officer ranks in the
United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant
Warrant officers hold warrants from their service secretary and are specialists and experts in certain military technologies or capabilities. The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2. These commissioned warrant officers are direct representatives of the president of the United States. They derive their authority from the same source as commissioned officers but remain specialists, in contrast to commissioned officers, who are generalists.
|Pay Grade: W1
Warrant Officer 1
|Pay Grade: W2
Chief Warrant Officer 2
|Pay Grade: W3
Chief Warrant Officer 3
|Pay Grade: W4
Chief Warrant Officer 4
|Pay Grade: W5
Chief Warrant Officer
|US Marine Corps Officer Ranks|
The commissioned ranks
are the highest in the military. These officers hold presidential
commissions and are confirmed at their ranks by the Senate. US Marines officers are called company grade officers in the pay
grades of O-1 to O-3, field grade officers in pay grades O-4 to O-6 and
general officers in pay grades O-7 and higher.
|Pay Grade: O1
|Pay Grade: O2
|Pay Grade: O3
|Pay Grade: O4
|Pay Grade: O5
|Pay Grade: O6
|Pay Grade: O7
|Pay Grade: O8
|Pay Grade: O9
|Pay Grade: O10
Commandant of the Marine Corps
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