U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Captain (Marine, Air Force, Army)

1. The third grade of commissioned officer and most senior of the company grade officers indicated by two silver bars on the collar of the uniform. The rank insignia for a Captain of Marines differs from every other service’s rank insignia (the tie-bars are at the ends of the rank bars rather than somewhat inboard like a railroad track–no one seems to know why and most reference sources use it incorrectly). 2. The pay grade is O-3.


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