Gunnery sergeant history

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Gunnery sergeant history

Post by koimaster » August 30th 2019, 11:42am

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Gunnery sergeant (GySgt) is the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, just above staff sergeant and below master sergeant and first sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO). It has a pay grade of E-7. The gunnery sergeant insignia consists of two M1 Garands centered vertically between three chevrons and two rockers.

The rank was replaced by technical sergeant in 1946 until restored in 1959, when the crossed rifles insignia were added to Marine chevrons


I had read here on the forum that some guy had more than once made claims that a family member of theirs had passed a test to become a Gunnery sergeant way back in the early 50's after the Korean war and did not even know they had passed the test. Quite a feat since the rank did not exist at the time.



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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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