U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary


1. A basic element of the enlisted rank structure. 2. A military uniform stripe (background) Until the late 19th Century chevrons were worn in the European tradition with the point facing down. Now the normal position for a chevron in the United States military is with the point up.

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