U.S. Marine Corps Ranks And Symbols

The United States Marine Corps, also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces (U.S. Military Forces) responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force.

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U.S. Marine Corps Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

An enlisted member enters the Marine Corps as a Private. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Lance Corporal. The next two notable advancements are the advancement to a Noncommissioned Officer and then to a Staff Noncommissioned Officer.

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The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Marine Corps and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and classifications.

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Pay Grade Insignia Rank Abbreviation Classification
E-1 No Insignia Private Pvt Junior Enlisted
E-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps Private First Class Private First Class PFC Junior Enlisted
E-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lance Corporal Lance Corporal LCpl Junior Enlisted
E-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Corporal Corporal Cpl Noncommissioned Officer
E-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Sergeant Sgt Noncommissioned Officer
E-6 Insignia of a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant SSgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer
E-7 Insignia of a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant GySgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer
E-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Sergeant Master Sergeant MSgt Staff Noncommissioned Officer
E-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps First Sergeant First Sergeant 1stSg Senior Enlisted Advisor
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Master Gunnery Sergeant MGySg Staff Noncommissioned Officer
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Major Sergeant Major SgtMa Senior Enlisted Advisor
E-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps sgtMa Senior Enlisted Advisor
W-1 Insignia of a Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 Warrant Officer
W-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Warrant Officer
W-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Warrant Officer
W-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Warrant Officer
W-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Warrant Officer
O-1 Insignia of a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant 2ndLt Commissioned Officer
O-2 Insignia of a Marine Corps First Lieutenant First Lieutenant 1stLt Commissioned Officer
O-3 Insignia of a Marine Corps Captain Captain Capt Commissioned Officer
O-4 Insignia of a Marine Corps Major Major Maj Field Officer
O-5 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel LtCol Field Officer
O-6 Insignia of a Marine Corps Colonel Colonel Col Field Officer
O-7 Insignia of a Marine Corps Brigadier General Brigadier General BGen General Officer
O-8 Insignia of a Marine Corps Major General Major General MajGen General Officer
O-9 Insignia of a Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lieutenant General LtGen General Officer
O-10 Insignia of a Marine Corps General General Gen General Officer

One Response to "U.S. Marine Corps Ranks And Symbols"

  1. Jambel James   December 31, 2018 at 11:15 am

    How do I apply for this wonderful force?

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