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USMC Commissioned Officers Ranks for Crystal Etching & Colorfill

U.S. Marine Corps
    • O-1 Second Lieutenant (2ndLt)

      In the United States, Second Lieutenant is typically the entry-level rank for most commissioned officers. In the U.S. Marine Corps, a second lieutenant typically commands a platoon-size element (16 to 44 soldiers or Marines).

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    • O-2 First Lieutenant (1stLt)

      In the United States Marine Corps, a first lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer. A second lieutenant (grade O-1) is usually promoted to first lieutenant (grade O-2) after 24 months in the Marine Corps. The difference between the two ranks is slight, primarily being experience and higher pay.

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    • O-3 Captain (Capt)

      In the United States Marine Corps, captain is a company grade officer rank, with the pay grade of O-3. It ranks above first lieutenant and below major. A Marine captain generally commands company-sized units. When given such a command, they bear the title Company Commander. Marine captains also serve as Officer Selection Officers, commanding recruiting stations for commissioned officers.

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    • O-4 Major (Maj)

      In the United States Marine Corps, major is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel. The pay grade for the rank of major is O-4. The insignia for the rank consists of a golden oak leaf, with slight stylized differences between the Army/Air Force version and the Marine Corps version.

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    • O-5 Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol)

      In the United States Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. The pay grade for the rank of Lieutenant Colonel is O-5. The insignia for the rank consists of a silver oak leaf.

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    • O-6 Colonel (Col)

      In the United States Marine Corps, colonel is a senior field grade military officer rank just above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general. It is equivalent to the rank of captain in the other uniformed services.

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    • O-7 Brigadier General (BGen)

      A brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps, is a one-star general officer, with the pay grade of O-7. For promotion to the permanent grade of brigadier general, eligible officers are screened by a promotion board consisting of general officers from their branch of service. This promotion board then generates a list of officers it recommends for promotion to general rank.

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    • O-8 Major General (MajGen)

      In the United States Marine Corps, major general is a two-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8. To be promoted to the permanent grade of major general, officers who are eligible for promotion to this rank are screened by an in-service promotion board comprising other general officers from their branch of service. This promotion board then generates a list of officers it recommends for promotion to general rank.

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    • O-9 Lieutenant General (LtGen)

      In the United States Marine Corps, lieutenant general is a three-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-9. The three-star grade goes hand-in-hand with the position of office to which it is linked, so the rank is temporary. Officers may only achieve three-star grade if they are appointed to positions that require the officer to hold such a rank.Their rank expires with the expiration of their term of office, which is usually set by statute.

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    • O-10 General (Gen)

      In the United States Marine Corps, general is a four-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-10. The Marine Corps does not have an established grade above general. Since the Marine Corps has no five-star equivalent, the grade of general is currently considered to be the highest appointment an officer can achieve in Marine Corps.

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    • O-11 Wartime Fleet Admiral (FADM)

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    • Special Admiral of the Navy (AN)

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