Jump to content
SimonLMoore

USMC Advisors to the VNMC, Wearing of VNMC Rank

Recommended Posts

Hi all, It's been a while since I've posted here, and I come with a query regarding USMC advisors in Vietnam which has been a growing interest of mine over the last 6 months or so. 

I've noticed in several photos of USMC advisors wearing VNMC rank as well as their US rank it would appear the VNMC insignia is one rank up in terms of equivalency. Was this standard practice? I know wearing Vietnamese rank insignia was common amongst advisors but I always assumed it to be of the equivalent grade, not one rank higher.

In the photo attached the two USMC Captains appear to be wearing VNMC Major insignia and the Lieutenant VNMC Captain insignia. Any further advice anyone may have on this would be much appreciated! Photo from pintrest. Photo source: unknown.

I have done a fair bit of reading around the subject and so far I've not been able to discover regs governing this which is really what I'm hoping to discover.

16bc5d86d0e923e5cd11a5e088165959.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty interesting... Reminds me of the Marines who served in Haiti and Nicaragua in the earlier half of the 20th century.  They wore ranks of chevrons and crescents to denote their Gd'H or GN rank while serving in the constabularies.


Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.