Talk:United States Marine Corps

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Feature[edit]

Why is this not feature? Is it just because it is lacking citations? I would be willing to work on it. The writing is outstanding, how can I nominate it for review? Seraphimsystem (talk) 12:09, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps[edit]

Per the MARINE CORPS MANUAL W/CH 1-3, Paragraph 2102.1 (page 2-8), the correct grade of rank title is "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps". Per the MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (IRAM) MARINE CORPS ORDER (MCO) P1070.12K W/CH 1, Paragraph 6002.10.A (page 6-36), the official abbreviation is "SgtMajMarCor". As with all sergeants major, the correct "form of address" is simply, "Sergeant Major". For example, in official documents or correspondence, or when being verbally introduced, the correct form is "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps" or if written, printed, or typed, "SgtMajMarCor", informally it may be abbreviated as "SMC." After the initial formal introduction using the full title, it is then appropriate to refer to, or address, the incumbent as simply, "Sergeant Major."

This usage differs from the forms used for the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), in that the "Commandant of the Marine Corps" is an official billet title only, and NOT a grade of rank title. Per the MARINE CORPS MANUAL, Paragraph 2101.1.a, the senior Marine Corps officer grade of rank is "General." There is no grade of rank unique to the billet of the CMC, and unlike the SgtMajMarCor, the CMC wears no unique grade of rank insignia. In fact, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as some of the Commanders of United States Unified Commands are all currently commissioned in the the grade of "General."

I am adding the above comments here, as well as on the "Talk:Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps" page, due to confusion re this issue. CobraDragoon (talk) 15:01, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Function: Aerial Warfare?[edit]

Propose removing Aerial Warfare as a function in the infobox, as all Marine air assets are by design, used to support the ground forces (and as such do not normally fall under the Joint Forces Air Component Commander unless doing strategic missions not in support of the ground forces, same as Naval Aviation). In addition the Navy, whose aviation assets preform a greater amount of the strategic mission than Marine air assets, does not have aerial warfare as one if its core functions. To conclude (for clarity) the Marine Corps is not an aerial warfare branch as a primary function, but rather an expeditionary one with embedded air assets for tactical support in a secondary role.Garuda28 (talk) 17:10, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

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