Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps


Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (official abbreviation is SgtMajMarCor [cite web
url= https://www.mfp.usmc.mil/TeamApp/SJA/Topics/20051115105457/IRAM%20MCO%20P1070-12K%20CH%203.pdf
title=MCO P1070-12K (IRAM)
date=
work= www.usmc.mil
accessdate=2008-10-03
] , sometimes informally abbreviated as SMMC or SgtMajMC) is a unique non-commissioned rank and billet in the United States Marine Corps. The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the Marine Corps. This position is currently held by Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent. Seen at right are the unique chevrons of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, the only rank insignia to bear the Marine Corps emblem.

History

Archibald Sommers was the U.S. Marine Corps' first Sergeant Major, appointed on January 1, 1801. This was originally a solitary post, similar to the modern Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, but by 1899 there were five Sergeants Major in the Marine Corps. The title was abolished in 1946, but re-introduced as a rank in 1954. The post of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was established in 1957, as the senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. [Marine Corps Legacy Museum.]

ergeants Major of the Marine Corps

Notes

References

*cite web|url=http://www.mclm.com/gallery/sgtmaj.html
title=Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps
publisher=Marine Corps Legacy Museum
accessdate=2006-10-04

*cite web|url=http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Frequently_Requested/Sergeants_Major.htm
title=Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps
publisher=History Division, United States Marine Corps
accessdate=2006-10-14

ee also

* Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
* Sergeant Major of the Army
* Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
* Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

External links

*cite web|url=http://www.marines.mil/units/hqmc/smmc/Pages/default.aspx
title=SgtMaj of the MC Biography
publisher=United States Marine Corps
accessdate=2008-04-20


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