USMC MASTER SERGEANT METAL CHEVRONS

Use the selection box to the right to choose the appro-priate style of pin-on metal Master Sergeant insignia for your uniform. Our gold version, manufactured with 22K gold-plated metal, is worn only on the epaulettes of the Blue Dress Sweater. The black metal Master Sergeant insignia is also worn on epaulettes (Tanker Jacket and Green Service Sweater), as well as on the collars of coats (Utility, All-Weather, Maternity Working Uniform) and  organizational clothing items like (coveralls, food services uniform, etc.). On the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System parka, a single black pin-on metal rank insignia is worn centered on the pad found on the zipper flap.

Instructions on the positioning and placement of pin-on black or gold metal insignia is found Section 4004.3 of Marine Corps Order 1020.34H available on the official Web site of the United States Marine Corps.
 
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The Marine Corps’ Master Sergeant Insignia is identical to that of the First Sergeant except the latter features a lozenge (diamond shape) rather than crossed M1 Garand rifles in the space between the topmost rocker and lowermost chevron, reflecting that fact that both ranks are in the E-8 pay grade that was established in 1958. Prior to that point, Master Sergeant (previously Master Technical Sergeant) was the highest Staff Noncommissioned Officer rank in the Marine Corps in the grade of E-7; it was during the move to E-8 that the crossed rifles were added to the Maser Sergeant’s insignia consisting of three rockers and three chevrons.
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