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Rank Information

The following are correct rank abbreviations for the United States Marine Corps. (Note: no periods are used at the end of the abbreviations.)

Enlisted

Warrant Officers

Commissioned Officers

Private

Pvt

Warrant Officer

WO

Second Lieutenant

2ndLt

Private First Class

PFC

Chief Warrant Officer-2

CWO2

First Lieutenant

1stLt

Lance Corporal

LCpl

Chief Warrant Officer-3

CWO3

Captain

Capt

Corporal

Cpl

Chief Warrant Officer-4

CWO4

Major

Maj

Sergeant

Sgt

Chief Warrant Officer-5

CWO5

Lieutenant Colonel

LtCol

Staff Sergeant

SSgt

 

 

Colonel

Col

Gunnery Sergeant

GySgt

 

 

Brigadier General

BGen

Master Sergeant

MSgt

 

 

Major General

MajGen

First Sergeant

1stSgt

 

 

Lieutenant General

LtGen

Master Gunnery Sergeant

MGySgt

 

 

General

Gen

Sergeant Major

SgtMaj

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

SgtMajMC

       
 
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