U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Private

1. The first enlisted rank in the Marine Corps which is identified by having no insignia.. 2. The pay grade is E-1 and is equivalent to an Army private (or Air Force airman basic) who also wears no rank insignia. 3. In the Navy and Coast Guard, a seaman recruit wears a single slash in a box on the left sleeve only.


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