Marine Ranks (Enlisted and Officers, Lowest to Highest)
United States Marines rank as some of the toughest fighting men and women to be found anywhere on the globe.
The USMC has participated in every major conflict since the inception of the United States of America including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, the 1991 Gulf War, and - more recently - Iraq and Afghanistan. It was during World War 2 that the modern image of the fighting Marine was born, solidifying their place on the world stage for generations.
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Private First Class
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Chief Warrant Officer 5