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This article, Marine Ranks (JCP), is an article only to be used by JakCooperThePlumber.

The ranks within the Marine System are fairly straightforward, where each rank is clearly delineated.  Officers present at Marine Headquarters are considered the elite forces of the Marines, about three ranks higher in terms of power from those of the same rank at other bases. All ranks present from "Lieutenant" above are usually trained here, exceptions being those in command of other Marine bases which includes Axe-Hand Morgan and Nezumi.  This page will list the Marine ranks and the soldiers who hold the titles.  

Rank Insignia

The Marines do not have a system of rank insignia per se. There is significant variation in the kind of uniform worn by officers, with many options to wear a variety of dress showcasing their own eccentric style. Marines are also allowed to wield whatever weapon they are most comfortable with, no matter how unusual it is. They are even free to fight bare-handed. However, as a general rule set down by the author, uniform guidelines are as follows:  

  1. Upon first entering the Marines, new recruits are given the standard uniform, consisting of a white, short-sleeved shirt emblazoned with the Marine emblem; a simplified seagull with the word "MARINE" underneath it, on the back; a blue neckerchief; dark blue trousers; and a baseball cap also with the word "MARINE" across the front. All officers at the rank of seaman (一等兵 Ittōhei?) and below wear this. The quasi-rank of "Zatsuyō" (雑用 Zatsuyō?) adds the kanji 雑 Zatsu ("various" or "odds and ends") to the sleeves, and to the Marine emblem on the back.
  2. Once an officer has reached the rank of petty officer (伍長 Gochō?), he or she can choose from a number of different uniforms, including his or her personal clothes. Only those who really want to appear "sailor-like" will stay with a more traditional uniform.
  3. Sailors at the rank of ensign (少尉 Shōi?) and above are allowed to wear the coat with "Justice" (正義Seigi?) on the back. This coat tends to be worn like a cape, draped over the shoulders with the arms not in the sleeves. It should be noted that the sleeves of these coats are often much longer than the wearers' arms.
  4. For the rank of lieutenant commander (少佐 Shōsa?) and above, a suit worn underneath the "Justice" coat is the preferred attire.

There are, of course, exceptions: Jango and Fullbody wear their own clothes with the "MARINE" hat, despite holding the rank of "seaman recruit" (三等兵 Santōhei?). This may have something to do with the exceptional circumstances by which both of these men were brought into their present situation, or it may simply be lenience on the part of their Rear-admiral, Hina.  

Marine Ranks

Beyoind the Marines

Celestial Dragons

Gorosei

Commander-in-Chief

Comissioned Marine Officers

Fleet Admiral

Admiral

Vice Admiral

Rear Admiral

Commodore

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Ensign

Infantry and Sailor Division

Warrant Officer

Master Chief Petty Officer

Chief Petty Officer

Petty Officer

Seamen First Class

Seamen Apprentice

Seamen Recruit

Chore Boy

Special Ranks

Inspector General

Instructor

Trivia

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