First sergeants (E-8) and sergeants major (E-9) serve as senior enlisted advisors assisting the commanding officer in matters of discipline, administration, and the morale and welfare of the unit.
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 ranks within the Marine System are fairly straightforward, where each rank is clearly delineated. Officers present at Marine Headquarters are considered the elite forces of the Marines, about three ranks higher in terms of power from those of the same rank at other bases.
This list is in ascending order. It includes pay grades and abbreviations in the style used by the Marine Corps.
Enlisted Marine Corps ranks are broken down into three levels, Junior Enlisted, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers.
A Corporal in the Marine Corps is a junior noncommissioned officer, and is equivalent in rank to the Army's junior NCO ranks of Corporal and Specialist.
Chart of Marine Corps Ranks vs. Civilian General Schedule Equivalents See military paygrade and the associated Marine Corps rank on the left, and equivalent General Schedule paygrade on the right.
Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines. Military ranks and the military rank system define among others dominance, authority, as well as roles and responsibility in a military hierarchy.
Marine ranks in ascending order, with tables indicating abbreviations in the style used by the United States Marine Corps, pay grades, and rank insignia:
Commissioned Officers are distinguished from other officers by their commission, which is the formal written authority, issued in the name of the President of the United States, that confers the rank and authority of a Marine Officer.