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History Of The
USMC Enlisted Rank Insignia
By R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952-72
All Rights Reserved
The purpose of the new site is to consolidate my previous webpages, together with newly available information/photos regarding this topic, onto one central site.
The following is a listing of webpages/links on Marine Corps Enlisted Rank History from Gunny G's Websites which have
been in exisitence for the last several years. Though these pages are far
from perfect in appearance, there is much information here (both general
and detailed) previously not available on the Internet. Although some rank photos have been shown on my sites, my
pages are incomplete due to my inability to find complete photo/image
depiction of all the actual rank/insignia worn by enlisted Marines in
days gone by. The pictures are indeed available in many books, etc., but due to
copyright considerations, are unavailable for use on my website.
Most of these webpages I created while still
finding my way around the new, to me, cyber-world with a WebTV.
I've progressed somewhat since that time, but still not an expert.
In addition to my own webpages above, the following additional webpages and images have recently become available on the Internet. They are a very fine pictorial
achievement showing all the actual insignia worn by Old Corps enlisted Marines
back through the early 1900s! I have been kindly granted permission
by the owner to use this additional material here on Gunny G's. I think my webpages, now with those
listed below added, hopefully, provide more of a meaningful glimpse
into our Marine Corps Enlisted Rank History.
USMC/USN Reenactors Association.
Rank Insignia 1912--1937 (Green)
Insignia 1937--2002 (Khaki)
Insignia 1937--2002 (Blues)
The above links do not represent all of the rank charts available on
the webpage linked below. In addition to those above, that website
shows several other rank charts, as well as much other information on topics of
related USMC interest. Please visit the site below.
Mr. Jochman requests that his website/images not be linked/used without written permission
from him to do so. His e-mail address is shown on his website below.
My thanks to Mr. Jaroslav Jochman for his permission for the use of his
websites and images here on Gunny G's.
To Contact Gunny G, post a message to my Old Salt Marines Tavern Weblog--please
do not use any of my e-mail addresses previously shown on any GyG webpages--I
am expeiencing excessive spam, and I am restricting delivery of my e-mail
to specific individuals only. When you post a message to me it is not visible
to others until/unless I approve it--if you do not wish your message eventually
posted, just indicate so in your message.
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