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PicanteMattyG01
08-13-11, 06:23 PM
How are you supposed to call off the ranks properly?

Shakespeare
08-13-11, 06:38 PM
What do you mean by call off?

PicanteMattyG01
08-13-11, 08:36 PM
Like, if they ask you what "E-9" is, what is the proper way to say it?

Shakespeare
08-13-11, 09:04 PM
E-9 is either a Master Gunnery Sergeant, Sergeant Major, or Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. You address people by their rank, not their paygrade. Paygrade is the letter and number combination. You can find rank charts all over the internet.
Somehow I feel like I'm not grasping your question.

usmcdjcs1ssy
08-13-11, 10:20 PM
This is the way I would describe an E-9:

Sir/Ma'am an E-9 is either a Master Gunnery Sergeant Sergeant Major. Both wear three chevrons up and four down; a Master Gunnery Sergeant has a bursting bomb in the center and a Sergeant Major has a five point star in the center.

Here is a list of the way I memorized them.

E1 - Private: Nothing
E2 - Private First Class: 1 chevron. Lowest rank which pins on chevrons.
E3 - Lance Corporal: 1 chevron up, cross rifles in the middle.
E4 - Corporal: 2 chevrons up, cross rifles in the middle.
E5 - Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, cross rifles in the middle.
E6 - Staff Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, 1 rocker down, cross rifles in the middle. E7 - Gunnery Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, 2 rockers down, cross rifles in the middle.
E8 - Master Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, 3 rockers down, cross rifles in the middle.
E8 - First Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, 3 rockers down, diamond in the middle.
E9 - Master Gunnery Sergeant: 3 chevrons up, 4 rockers down, bursting bomb in the middle.
E9 - Sergeant Major: 3 chevrons up, 4 rockers down, 5 point star in the middle.

Hope this helps!

PicanteMattyG01
08-13-11, 10:52 PM
Thanks. :)

MunkyVsRobot
08-13-11, 11:43 PM
While you are close maam you are wrong. it would go as such

E1 is Sir E1 in the Marine Corps is Private they wear no rank insignia sir
E2 in the Marine Corps is E2 Sir E2 in the Marine Corps is Private first class they wear one stripe up sir.
E3 in the Marine Corps is Sir E3 in the Marine Coprs is Lance Corporal they wear one stripe up cross rifles in the centre sir.

and similar to such

Pwork703
08-14-11, 03:35 AM
^^^That's how I have learned it too. Both are correct, but munkyvsrobot has said it just how I have learned to recite it and from what I hear that's how it's done in boot camp. Might as well learn it that way now seeing as boot camp is what we need to be ready for next.

PicanteMattyG01
08-14-11, 01:54 PM
While you are close maam you are wrong. it would go as such

E1 is Sir E1 in the Marine Corps is Private they wear no rank insignia sir
E2 in the Marine Corps is E2 Sir E2 in the Marine Corps is Private first class they wear one stripe up sir.
E3 in the Marine Corps is Sir E3 in the Marine Coprs is Lance Corporal they wear one stripe up cross rifles in the centre sir.

and similar to such

Yeah, this is what I wanted, but what is all of the ranks, even the warrant and commissioned officers?

Lisa 23
08-14-11, 04:08 PM
Yeah, this is what I wanted, but what is all of the ranks, even the warrant and commissioned officers?

Show some initiative on your part and do a search......

http://www.marines.com/main/index/winning_battles/ranks_responsibilities

Buhler
08-15-11, 12:24 AM
While you are close maam you are wrong. it would go as such

E1 is Sir E1 in the Marine Corps is Private they wear no rank insignia sir
E2 in the Marine Corps is E2 Sir E2 in the Marine Corps is Private first class they wear one stripe up sir.
E3 in the Marine Corps is Sir E3 in the Marine Coprs is Lance Corporal they wear one stripe up cross rifles in the centre sir.

and similar to such


yeah this is how the DI's told our platoon to say it

DrinkTwiceT1000
09-07-11, 11:27 AM
Does anyone know how drill sergeants would like us to call the stripes. Should they be called chevron's and rockers or stripes up and down.

Lisa 23
09-07-11, 12:12 PM
Does anyone know how drill sergeants would like us to call the stripes. Should they be called chevron's and rockers or stripes up and down.

Drill Sergeants.......that's the Army.
The Marine Corps has Drill Instructors. :evilgrin:

MunkyVsRobot
09-07-11, 05:49 PM
They will refer to them as stripes as stated earlier.

MMasoner
09-25-11, 02:49 AM
WO-Warrant Officer1-a gold bar with two red rectangles.
CWO2-Chief Warrant Officer2-a gold bar with 3 red rectangles.
CWO3-Chief Warrant Officer3-a silver bar with two red rectangles
CWO4-Chief Warrant Officer4-a silver bar with 3 red rectangles.
CWO5-Chief Warrant Officer5-a silver bar with a red line vertical

(Company grade commissioned officers)
O-1-2nd Lieutenant- a gold bar(reffered to sometimes as a butter bar)
O-2-1st Lieutenant- a silver bar
O-3-Captain- two silver bars linked

(field grade commissioned officers)
O-4-Major- a gold oak leaf
O-5-Lieutenant Colonel- a silver oak leaf
O-6-Colonel-a silver eagle bearing a shield and grasping arrows

(general officers)
O-7-Brigadier General- one silver star
O-8-Major General-two silver stars
O-9-Lieutenant General- three silver stars
O-10-General- four silver stars(a rank held by only two people in the Marine Corps at a time, The Commandant and the Assistant Commandant.

ExodusRamus
09-26-11, 06:42 AM
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was mentioned, but it was not stated that in the center is an Eagle, Globe and Anchor flanked by two five pointed stars. A mnemonic device for remembering the order of the four General ranks is Be My Little General standing for Brigandier, Major, Lieutenant and of course General. You won't need it once you learn them well, but it will help you to learn it in the first place.