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United States Marine Corps Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
E-1Marine Corps PrivatePrivatePvtEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-2Marine Corps Private First ClassPrivate First ClassPFCEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-3Marine Corps Lance CorporalLance CorporalLCplEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-4Marine Corps CorporalCorporalCplNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-5Marine Corps SergeantSergeantSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-6Marine Corps Staff SergeantStaff SergeantSSgtStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-7Marine Corps Gunnery SergeantGunnery SergeantGySgtStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-8Marine Corps First SergeantFirst Sergeant1stSgStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-8Marine Corps Master SergeantMaster SergeantMSgtStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Marine Corps Master Gunnery SergeantMaster Gunnery SergeantMGySgStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Marine Corps Sergeant MajorSergeant MajorSgtMaStaff Noncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine CorpsSergeant Major Of The Marine CorpssgtMaStaff Noncommissioned Officer (Special)[more]
W-1Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1Warrant Officer 1WO1Warrant Officer[more]
W-2Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2Chief Warrant Officer 2CW2Warrant Officer[more]
W-3Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3Chief Warrant Officer 3CW3Warrant Officer[more]
W-4Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4Chief Warrant Officer 4CW4Warrant Officer[more]
W-5Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5Chief Warrant Officer 5CW5Warrant Officer[more]
O-1Marine Corps Second LieutenantSecond Lieutenant2ndLtCommissioned Officer[more]
O-2Marine Corps First LieutenantFirst Lieutenant1stLtCommissioned Officer[more]
O-3Marine Corps CaptainCaptainCaptCommissioned Officer[more]
O-4Marine Corps MajorMajorMajField Officer[more]
O-5Marine Corps Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant ColonelLtColField Officer[more]
O-6Marine Corps ColonelColonelColField Officer[more]
O-7Marine Corps Brigadier GeneralBrigadier GeneralBGenGeneral Officer[more]
O-8Marine Corps Major GeneralMajor GeneralMajGenGeneral Officer[more]
O-9Marine Corps Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant GeneralLtGenGeneral Officer[more]
O-10Marine Corps GeneralGeneralGenGeneral Officer[more]

United States Marine Corps Ranks In Order

This table of the United States Marine Corps ranks from lowest to highest shows the Marine Corps' rank structure from lowest to highest including rank insignia, abbreviation, and rank classification.

The United States Marine Corps has twenty seven grades of enlisted marines and officers, with most marines enlisting at the entry-level rank of Private (Pvt, paygrade E-1). The highest rank achievable in the Marine Corps is General.

Click any rank for detailed rank information including duties and responsibilities, promotion information, salary, and more.