United States Marine Corps » Enlisted Rank Structure
United States Marine Corps Enlisted Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
|E-2||Private First Class||PFC||Junior Enlisted||[more]|
|E-3||Lance Corporal||LCpl||Junior Enlisted||[more]|
|E-6||Staff Sergeant||SSgt||Staff Noncommissioned Officer||[more]|
|E-7||Gunnery Sergeant||GySgt||Staff Noncommissioned Officer||[more]|
|E-8||Master Sergeant||MSgt||Staff Noncommissioned Officer||[more]|
|E-8||First Sergeant||1stSg||Senior Enlisted Advisor||[more]|
|E-9||Master Gunnery Sergeant||MGySg||Staff Noncommissioned Officer||[more]|
|E-9||Sergeant Major||SgtMa||Senior Enlisted Advisor||[more]|
|E-9||Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps||sgtMa||Senior Enlisted Advisor||[more]|
United States Marine Corps Enlisted Ranks In Order
Enlisted marines, including regular marines and their non-commissioned officers, form the lifeblood of the United States Marine Corps. The U.S. Marine Corps has a total of twelve enlisted ranks.
Most marines enter the Marine Corps as a Private following successful completion of Basic Training, and receive promotions and pay raises based on experience and leadership qualities. The highest enlisted rank a soldier can achieve in the Marine Corps is Sergeant Major.
This table lists the Marine Corps enlisted ranks in order of seniority, from lowest to highest. Choose any rank for detailed information on rank insignia, Marine Corps responsibilities, pay, and more.
In addition to basic pay and allowances, active-duty marines, veterans, and even their families are eligible for hundreds of discounts and additional benefits offered by organizations and private companies like JetBlue , United Airlines , Verizon , and hundreds more.Learn more about Military Discounts