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Ranks and Insignia

A list of all the ranks we use within the 3rd Marine Regiment. Note we use the modern day USMC structure which allows for more junior leadership levels instead of structures related to the time period in the games we play.

Recruit



RCT, ---

Description
Upon their Day of Enlistment (DOE) the member will be assigned as a Recruit in one of our Recruit Training sections and begin accruing points towards their graduation. During this phase, their scores will update every 1st and 15th of every month for a period no more than three months. These points are displayed on the RECRUIT PORTAL on the home page. If a recruit fails to acquire enough points by three months he will be removed from the Delayed Entry Program.
Prerequisites
1) Induction into the Delayed Entry Program.
Recruit (PCP)



RCT2, E-0

Description
A enlisted PVT who loses all their cutting score points will be dropped to RCT status again and placed in the Physical Conditioning Platoon (PCP) where he must remain for a month. If at the end of the month his Cutting Score points rose from when he started PCP he will be reinstated into the enlisted ranks as a PVT. PCP can only be used one time per Marine.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 0 or Higher |
2) Must not have been in PCP before
Private



PVT, E-1

Description
Enlistees are given this rank upon their Induction into Service. To be inducted, an enlistee must pass the recruit phase with 40 or more points before their three month time frame expires. Once inducted, the PVT is added to the company roster and begins his career with the 3rd Marines.
Prerequisites
1) Graduate from Recruit Training within three months after DOE
Private First Class



PFC, E-2

Description
Private First Class is the first step in a young Marines journey up the chain of command ladder. Recently out of "Boot Phase", the PFC enjoys a slightly higher position among his younger peers who are still PVT's. PFC's are generally rifleman or support gunners as they may not have the same experience as their seniors.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 18 |
Lance Corporal



LCPL, E-3

Description
A LCPL is the most senior rank of all junior enlisted ranks. Almost always a combat veteran, this Marine has demonstrated his commitment to the unit and following its operating procedure. This Marine usually has enough skill to claim a new MOS other than rifleman and is a vital member of a fireteam's operation who can assist his fireteam leader lead his section.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 38 |
Corporal



CPL, E-4

Description
Corporal is the first rank in the NCO Corps and is usually a fireteam leader or working with company headquarters. Designated to wear the "Blood Stripe" down their Dress Blue trousers, a CPL is the apex of small unit leadership at it's best.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 64 |
Sergeant



SGT, E-5

Description
A U.S.M.C. Sergeant is the backbone of the Marine Corps. Often a squad leader or even a platoon sergeant, a SGT is often a small units primary leader on the battlefield. The SGT is responsible for ensuring his FTL's are combat ready and hungry for action.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 85 |
2) Unit size accommodates another Squad Leader
Staff Sergeant



SSGT, E-6

Description
A Staff Sergeant is the first entry rank into the Staff NCO Corps. Staff Sergeants usually fill Platoon or Company Sergeant billets or are used in Command HQ or IPAC. The SSGT assists officers by focusing on training his sections to remain combat ready.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 115 |
2) New Platoon or Company Sergeant position needed
3) Ability to perform administrative and advanced leadership tasks
Gunnery Sergeant



GySGT, E-7

Description
A Gunnery Sergeant and Staff Sergeant share very similar expectations on roster placement, however, a "Gunny" is entering into the beginning stages of advanced leadership and often times begins focusing on retention and morale. This is a important transitioning period for a future leader of the unit.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 150 |
2) New Platoon or Company Sergeant position needed
3) Ability to perform administrative and advanced leadership tasks
Master Sergeant



MSGT, E-8

Description
The rank of Master Sergeant says it all: Master of the art of leadership. The Master Sergeant serves as the principal Staff NCO in staff elements at company and often higher levels of administration. Although not charged with the enormous leadership responsibilities of the First Sergeant, the Master Sergeant is expected to dispatch leadership and other duties with the same professionalism and to achieve the same results as the First Sergeant.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 200 |
2) Ability to assist the Company Commander or serve in his absence
3) Ability to write Company Reports in lieu of the Company Commander
4) Ability to actively participate in Command Staff activities and forums
First Sergeant



FSGT, E-8

Description
First Sergeants are the face of the unit. They take direct lead in formations, ceremonies, deployment preparations and overall unit training. Overseeing the Platoon Sergeants, the FSGT can direct his will on how he wants his company to move in whichever direction he deems fit. An immensely dedicated position that only the most veteran of Enlisted personnel can reach.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 275 |
2) New Platoon or Company Sergeant position needed
3) Ability to take over lead role of advanced training and drill
4) Ability to assist company and battalion staff with direction of the unit
Second Lieutenant



2ndLT, O-1

Description
Second Lieutenants are freshly minted Platoon Leaders, and do well to take heed the advise of their Platoon and Company Sergeants. They also have a seat at the table of Command Staff and take on a much larger workload of administrative duties than their Enlisted counterparts.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 350 | or be promoted from the SNCO Corps.
2) Ability to take on a much larger role in unit operations, IPAC and relations.
First Lieutenant



1stLT, O-2

Description
The First Lieutenant is the overall commander of company and administrates Marines inside his platoons. The 1st Lieutenant works closely with his Platoon Leaders to ensure policies and standard operating procedures are being enforced as well as organizing his support staff to ensure all administrative duties are accounted for.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 430 |
2) Ability to take on the entire infrastructure of administrative assignments and duties for his entire company
Captain



CPT, O-3

Description
A Captain and a 1st Lieutenant share a very similar roster placement and overall duties with one another. The only difference is in the overall leadership experience a Captain has acquired over his career.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 580 |
2) Ability to take on the entire infrastructure of administrative assignments and duties for his entire company
Major



MAJ, O-4

Description
Major is the highest rank we go to in the unit and is responsible for overseeing two or three companies. His duties are almost entirely administrative and focuses on refining and polishing the overall structure of the unit for a more polished organization.
Prerequisites
1) Obtain a Cutting Score of | 700 |
2) Ability to micromanage staff and is responsible for over a hundred Marines