Talk:Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

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Acronym[edit]

Can we put the acronym in the lead? SGTMAJMC? What is it? 72.66.34.142 11:15, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Note on included image[edit]

The image currently included of SgtMaj Kent is of him with Sergeant Major rank insignia, not SgtMajMC rank insignia. The insignia for a sergeant major is a star in the center, versus the SgtMajMC, which is the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor with a star on either side. --Cuervo, not logged in 76.212.160.147 05:14, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Senior Enlisted Member[edit]

The term senior here implies seniority.

3. of higher or the highest rank or standing

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/senior

Also using the term "senior enlisted member" is in keeping with the verbage used in other articles for similar positions Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

If you still feel it is wrong please discuss it before changing it. Thanks. Mikemill 10:59, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Concur with User:Mikemill. --Cuervo, not logged in 76.212.160.147 05:14, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Is there a restriction to serving only one term for this rank/billet? At a glance I don't notice anyone serving longer than 4 years, which I assume is the tenure time. 65.165.30.10 22:09, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

My understanding is that the SgtMajMC is hand-picked by the Commandant. I assume a new Commandant could keep the same SgtMajMC, if he were so inclined. --Cuervo, not logged in 76.212.160.147 16:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Sergeant Major Michael Barrett[edit]

I have made some initial edits to include SgtMaj Michael Barrett in the mix. Announcement message from the commandant and his photo in the time line. you experts can make it look good...and I know you will.DODCTR (talk) 18:29, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Official Photo of 17th SMMC[edit]

Sergeant Major Barrett's official photo is now posted on the official Marine Corps page under the “Leaders” tab. Cnuntavong

The photo has been replaced. --Kumioko (talk) 20:18, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Sergeants major vs. sergeant majors + salary[edit]

The former is the correct form of the rank, whether a 'normal' Sergeant Major or SGTMAJMARCOR. I noticed it was changed (and then rapidly reverted). Just a reminder here about the correct style to use.

Additionally, I removed the information on salary. I said it didn't have a source, but it is actually available from the USGI don't feel it's particularly relevant and it will undoubtedly change from year to year. On the current (2014) pay chart, basic pay for the most senior enlisted rank and billet of each branch is listed as $7,816.50 72.200.151.13 (talk) 05:12, 2 July 2014 (UTC)