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U.S. Marine Corps
    • E-2 Private First Class

      In the United States Marine Corps, the rank of Private First Class is the second lowest, just under Lance Corporal and just above Private, equivalent to NATO Grade OR-2, being pay grade E-2. It was established in 1917 to match the newly created Army rank, although it is actually one grade lower.

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    • E-3 Lance Corporal

      Lance Corporal (Lcpl) is the third enlisted rank in order of seniority in the U.S. Marine Corps, just above Private First Class and below Corporal. Lance corporals served in the Corps into the 1930s but this unofficial rank became redundant when the rank of private first class was established in 1917. The lance corporal fell out of usage prior to World War II, before it was permanently established in the sweeping rank restructuring of 1958.

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    • E-4 Corporal

      Corporal (Cpl) is the fourth enlisted rank in the U.S. Marine Corps. Corporal is the lowest grade of non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, though promotion to Corporal traditionally confers a large jump in authority and responsibility compared to promotion from Private through Lance Corporal. Theoretically, Marine Corporals generally serve as "fire-team leaders," commanding a 4-man team or unit of similar size.

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    • E-5 Sergeant

      Marine Sergeants are the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Marine Corps, just above Corporal and below Staff Sergeant. The rank of Sergeant is the oldest rank in the Marine Corps. Once a Marine reaches Sergeant, their promotion no longer derives from a composite or cutting score; instead, they receive a Fitrep (Fitness Report). Sergeants serve as squad leaders in an infantry company while staff sergeants serve the billet of "platoon sergeant", supervising squad leaders and the platoon as a whole, and are second in command under the platoon commander.

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    • E-6 Staff Sergeant

      A Marine staff sergeant is a staff non-commissioned officer rank. This grade is normally achieved after 10 to 13 years in service. The NATO code is OR-6. In the combat arms units, a staff sergeant usually is billeted as a platoon sergeant for 30+ Marines. He may also be tasked as a company gunnery sergeant, or a platoon commander if required. He is the senior tactical advisor to a platoon commander by virtue of time in service, previous deployments, and experience and is responsible for the proficiency, training and administrative issue of his Marines.

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    • E-7 Gunnery Sergeant

      Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) is the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant and First Sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO). It has a pay grade of E-7. A Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant's job is to be the operations chief of a company of Marines. The rank of Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps was established by the Navy personnel act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. L., 1009).

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    • E-8 Master Sergeant

      A master sergeant is the military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in some armed forces. the eighth enlisted rank in the U.S. Marine Corps, just above gunnery sergeant, below master gunnery sergeant, sergeant major, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. It is equal in grade to first sergeant. It is abbreviated as "MSgt." In the U.S. Marine Corps, master sergeants provide technical leadership as occupational specialists at the E-8 level. General command leadership at this paygrade is provided by the separate rank of first sergeant.

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    • E-8 First Sergeant

      In the United States Marine Corps, First Sergeant (abbreviated 1stSgt) is one level below Sergeant Major and Master Gunnery Sergeant. A first sergeant has a command responsibility as a senior enlisted advisor, while master sergeants have technical responsibilities. The grade of first sergeant initially appeared in the Marine Corps in 1833, when Congress created the grade of Orderly Sergeant; 30 billets for the rank were established.

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    • E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant

      Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) is the ninth and highest enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps. Master Gunnery Sergeants are senior staff non-commissioned officers (SNCOs), and are assigned a pay grade of E-9. The Master Gunnery Sergeant insignia consists of a bursting bomb centered vertically between three stripes and four rockers.

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    • E-9 Sergeant Major

      In the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Major is the ninth and highest enlisted rank. Sergeant Major is both a rank and a military billet. Marine Corps Sergeants Major serve as the senior enlisted Marine in the Corps' units of battalion, squadron or higher echelon, as the unit commander's senior enlisted advisor and to handle matters of discipline and morale among the enlisted Marines. Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a separate and unique position.

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    • E-9 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

      Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is a unique non-commissioned rank and billet in the United States Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, sergeant major is the ninth and highest enlisted rank. Sergeant major is both a rank and a military billet, and serves as the unit commander's senior enlisted advisor and to handle matters of discipline and morale among the enlisted Marines. The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is chosen by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to serve as his advisor and as the preeminent and highest ranking enlisted Marine with a protocol equivalency of a three-star lieutenant general.

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