The United States Marine Corps - Guidebook

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The United States Marine Corps - Guidebook
Written by 49dec, 08/01/2020.

Questions and Answers

How do I enlist?

You want to begin by joining the group and discord server which can be found in the group social media links. After that, you need to proceed by joining the game and making your way through the border. You must have a realistic skin color, realistic face & no miscellaneous packages. When you cross the doorway, you will automatically be given your uniform, so there is no need to go running around for it. When you have been processed through the border, you now need to fall in on the Parade Square (yellow bricks) and await a Drill Instructor to train you. Be obedient and respectful.

How do I join a division?

If you want to make your mark in the Military Police, Aviation, or maybe even Special Forces, you must be an active member of the branch and be within the discord server. If you are in the discord server, you need to be observant and alert of the #event-announcements channel or #open-positions. Divisions will announce their events in those channels, and they tend to look out for those who show knowledge, efficiency, obedience & respect. Respect is earned here, rather than demanded.

What do I do in the game?

You may socialize, meet new friends, communicate with others, be trained for other war clans & military groups, learn about the United States Marine Corps and its functions as well as how everything else works in the U.S. Military.

How do I rank up?

  • Attend training’s announced both in the game and the discord server.
  • Join a division which will then take care of you from there.
Chain of Command

Commander in Chief
This is the President of the United States (owner of the branch). The Commander in Chief has full authority over the entirety of the Military and acts as a direct overseer.

Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking and most senior military officer in the United States Armed Forces and is the principal military advisor to the president, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and the secretary of defense.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is, by U.S. law, the second-highest-ranking military officer in the United States Armed Forces, ranking just below the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Joint Chiefs of Staff is the body of the most senior uniformed leaders within the United States Department of Defense, which advises the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, the Homeland Security Council, and the National Security Council on military matters.

Secretaries of the Navy
Government officials, underneath the Department of Defense, oversee the Military and report back to the Commander in Chief.

Commandant of the Marine Corps
Direct Leader & Most Superior Officer of the branch. Military Advisor to the President of the United States and represents the Marines overall. Apart of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Second to the Commandant, assists the Commandant in the oversight of the branch. Apart of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Director of Marine Staff
Overseer of the Marine Staff (officers and divisional leaders) ensures all are doing their jobs properly and are still deemed competent. Assists the Commandant in oversight.

Inspector General of the Marine Corps
Ensures that all Marines are competent, and the best that they can be. Hosts the inspections & rallies, providing the very best and prevents any dangers that may affect branch activity or competency.

Staff Judge Advocate
Leading Officer of the Judicial Side of the Military, and deals with any infractions and oversees the courts to ensure justice is upheld.

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
The representative of the Enlists and most Senior Enlist in the branch. Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commandant and provides the best for their Enlists.

Game Issues and Reporting

Someone is Exploiting
If you find an exploiter, please record it and note down the username/s. Then forward the information you have gathered to an officer, but don’t pester them. Make them aware and go through the Chain of Command. If you can, find someone online and inform them so that they can see to it quicker and investigate better.

Someone is Abusing their Admin
If someone is abusing their admin, once again, please record it and note down the username/s. Then forward the information to the Staff Judge Advocate, or the highest-ranking individual online so that they can deal with the Admin Abuser. Please be sure that they are an admin and not an exploiter. If you can’t tell the difference, an admin would usually be a member of TECOM or an Officer.

Shooter on Base
If someone is breaking the laws on base, you are to contact the Military Police and let them know. It is advised that you record and forward the evidence to them so that they can proceed with a warrant for a case of their arrest.

I found a bug!
If you have found a bug, please let us know in the discord server! There is a category there to deal with it, and it shall be dealt with as soon as possible, hopefully immediately so that you can enjoy your game.

Rank Structure

This section will cover the basics of the ranks within the United States Marine Corps.

Reference - federalpay.org

When talking about ranks in the United States Military or USM for short, there are pay-grades and the ranks themselves.

  • Pay-grades start with a letter (E, W, or O) and end in one or two digits.
    E - Enlisted
    W - Warrant Officer
    O - Officer

The numbers range from 1 to 11; however, 11 is not common. The higher the number, the further along a Marine is in his or her progression for the rank structure. For example, E7 is higher than an E3 member, do note that an Officer, O1 for an example is higher than any of the Enlisted (E) ranks. So what’s the point in this? The letter and number combination (pay-grade) is associated with a universal pay-scale across all branches. The ranks (the text following the pay-grade) is specific to branches and their chain of command. For example, consider O3 Captain. The O3 is the pay-grade and Captain is the rank. The final thing to note is that this can get tricky as sometimes there is more than one rank per pay-grade. For example, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and Command Sergeant Major are both E9.

  • From here, the categories of ranks in the United States Marine Corps are (highest to lowest):
    -General Officer (O7 through O10)
    -Field Grade Officer (O4 through O6)
    -Company Grade Officer (O1 through O3)
    -Warrant Officer (W1 through CWO5)
    -Staff/Senior Non-commissioned Officer (E6 through E9C)
    -Non-commissioned Officer (E4 through E5)
    -Enlisted/Low Ranks (E1 through E3)

Below is the rank structure of our Marine Corps to get a better understanding of what E1 stands for, etc:

  • [RT] Recruit Training
  • [E1] Private
  • [E2] Private First Class
  • [E3] Lance Corporal
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  • [E4] Corporal
  • [E5] Sergeant
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  • [E6] Staff Sergeant
  • [E7] Gunnery Sergeant
  • [E8A] Master Sergeant
  • [E8B] First Sergeant
  • [E9A] Master Gunnery Sergeant
  • [E9B] Sergeant Major
  • [E9C] Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
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  • [WO1] Warrant Officer
  • [CWO2] Chief Warrant Officer 2
  • [CWO3] Chief Warrant Officer 3
  • [CWO4] Chief Warrant Officer 4
  • [CWO5] Chief Warrant Officer 5
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  • [O1] Second Lieutenant
  • [O2] First Lieutenant
  • [O3] Captain
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  • [O4] Major
  • [O5] Lieutenant Colonel
  • [O6] Colonel
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  • [O7] Brigadier General
  • [O8] Major General
  • [O9] Lieutenant General
  • [O10] General
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  • [DMCS] Director of Marine Corps Staff
  • [ACMC] Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • [CMC] Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • [VCJCS] Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Logistics Command
  • [CJCS] Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff