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Here are some USMC chevrons, red on olive.

 

I know

yellow on red

green on red

olive on khaki

 

Who can tell more about this items?

Note: Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (pair)

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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The top pair are for the "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps"

Bottom left is chevron for a Master Gunnery Sergeant.

Bottom right is chevron for a Sergeant Major.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The top pair are for the "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps"

Bottom left is chevron for a Master Gunnery Sergeant.

Bottom right is chevron for a Sergeant Major.

 

I think the question is what uniform would these be worn on?

 

Ray


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Thats right, I want to know:

 

was this type of chevrons ever worn?

 

if yes, which period?

 

Thanks

Michael


I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Found this thread looking for something else and am curious about the colors as well. Does anyone have any new info on them?


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For anyone who is reading this topic, I contacted the Marine Corps Museum Senior Curator and they looked into it and couldn't find ANY information about these chevrons. I currently have all four of them and picked up a MSgt one from ebay. They are very well made but still think that they are custom. If anyone else finds other ranks, please let me know as I would be very interested in purchasing them!


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".


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I have one that I picked up many years ago at the old "Great Western" gun show in Pamona, CA. I can't remember exactly when I picked it up, but I would guess 20 to 25 years ago.

 

When I get a chance, I will dig it out.

 

My Guess is that it was an experimental item, but that is like I said, a Guess.

For anyone who is reading this topic, I contacted the Marine Corps Museum Senior Curator and they looked into it and couldn't find ANY information about these chevrons. I currently have all four of them and picked up a MSgt one from ebay. They are very well made but still think that they are custom. If anyone else finds other ranks, please let me know as I would be very interested in purchasing them!

 


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To RoadRunner and SgtMaddox:

 

I think the reversed color chevrons look very sharp, but obviously do not have offical USMC approval. Even realizing that these are not "real" USMC chevrons, I would like to know (if you will tell) where you were able to purchase them and approximately how much each chevron cost. I would be interested in purchasing a pair of each from the SgtMajMarCor down to GySgt E-7 just because they look very unique if I could find the source. Thanks for your posts.

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I have one that I picked up many years ago at the old "Great Western" gun show in Pamona, CA. I can't remember exactly when I picked it up, but I would guess 20 to 25 years ago.

 

When I get a chance, I will dig it out.

 

My Guess is that it was an experimental item, but that is like I said, a Guess.

 

 

Do you remember which rank it is? I would be very interested in seeing it! :)


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".


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ChevronGuy,

I found my MSgt on ebay and the rest I got from Michael (roadrunner), I am unsure where he originally obtained them.


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".


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Here are three regular ranks I have (the SMMC ones are my display hanging at the local recruiting station)


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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".


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Here is a shot of the MSgt alongside an older standard MSgt chevron. As you can see, the embroidery is spot on, dimensions are the same. I would suspect that maybe these were made in the factory that produces the real chevrons maybe an employee messing around off the clock? :)


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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".


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Ended up with a set of SSGT stripes in my collection and had forgotten to post them on here. Still no solid answers as to WHY these exist though.


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finally dug out the Gunny (Gunnery Sergeant) chevron I have.

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Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


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Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Awesome! I love how they are popping up! Hopefully I can reunite them all! Now we have to find out who has PFC, LCpl, Cpl, Sgt, and 1stSgt. 5 down, 5 to go!


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".


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Here is the Gunny reunited with the rest! Hopefully the SSgt can join too? (eh Dan eh?? maybe?? :D )

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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".


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I picked up 4 more. The color is a little off in the Photo, but these are the same as the others.

 

Are there any know examples that aren't SNCO?

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Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Awesome find! I was actually just thinking about these again today! I have not seen anything other than the ones we have discussed here. Where'd you score these ones from?


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".


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I also have added the SSgt chevron that Dan had to my set. Now all I need is a 1stSgt to have all the SNCO ranks.


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".


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Here is everything which has surfaced so far (minus the SMMC chevrons which are on my SMMC display at the recruiting office).
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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".


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I wonder if anyone has ever come across any non-SNCO versions?


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".


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I have not seen sergeant or below. I was told that these were experimental chevrons for staff NCOs that were made on the gaberdine material. Beyond that, however, I have nothing in writing to back that up. I also have a set of Sgt Major of the Marine Corps that I will post if I get the time. - jeff

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Can't wait to see them! (Also Jeff, I messaged you in regards to the 1stSgt chevrons)


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".


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Here is the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps chevrons I found. Sorry, it took a while to post them.

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