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Marine Ranks, Pay Grades and Insignia

Marine Ranks, Pay Grades And Insignia

Enlisted Marine Ranks & Insignia

Pay Grade Title Insignia Spoken Description
Marine Corps Enlisted Ranks & Insignia
E-1 Private (PVT) No Insignia No Description
E-2 Private First Class (PFC) Marine Ranks Private First Class 1 Stripe
E-3 Lance Corporal (LCPL) Marine Ranks Lance corporal 1 Stripe | Crossed Rifles
E-4 Corporal (CPL) Marine Ranks Corporal 2 Stripes | Crossed Rifles
E-5 Sergeant (SGT) Marine Ranks Sergeant 3 Stripes | Crossed Rifles
E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSGT) 3 Stripes | Crossed Rifles | 1 Rocker
E-7 Gunnery Sergeant (SSG) 3 Stripes | Crossed Rifles | 2 Rockers
E-8 Master Sergeant (MSGT) 3 Stripes | Crossed Rifles | 3 Rockers
E-8 First Sergeant (1SG) 3 Stripes | Diamond | 3 Rockers
E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGYSGT) 3 Stripes | Exploding Bomb | 4 Rockers
E-9 Sergeant Major (SGTMAJ) 3 Stripes | Star | 4 Rockers
E-9 Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps (SGTMAJMC) 3 Stripes | 2 Stars on either side of a Marine Corps Emblem | 4 Rockers

Warrant Officers Marine Ranks & Insignia

The Warrant Officer Pay grade ranks above the senior most enlisted rank, but below the regular Officer pay grade.

Pay Grade Title Insignia Spoken Description
Marine Corps Warrant Officer Ranks & Insignia
WO-1 Warrant Officer 1 (WO)) One gold bar with two red squares
WO-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2) One gold bar with three red squares
WO-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3) One silver bar with two red squares
WO-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) One silver bar with three red squares
WO-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO5) One silver bar with one red stripe

Officer Marine Ranks & Insignia

Pay Grade Title Insignia Spoken Description
Marine Corps Officer Ranks & Insignia
O-1 SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) One Gold Bar
O-2 FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) One Silver Bar
O-3 CAPTAIN (CPT) Two Silver Bars
O-4 MAJOR (MAJ) Gold Oak Leaf
O-5 LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) Silver Oak Leaf
O-6 COLONEL (COL) Silver Spread Eagle
O-7 BRIGADIER GENERAL (BG) One 5 Point Star
O-8 MAJOR GENERAL (MG) Two 5 Point Stars
O-9 LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LTG) Three 5 Point Stars
O-10 GENERAL (GEN) Four 5 Point Stars