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1984 USMC Sergeant Major Dress Jacket - 42 R

1984 USMC Sergeant Major Dress Jacket - 42 R

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  • Model: 21375
  • Shipping Weight: 4lbs

DESCRIPTION

  • In very good condition
  • Tunic is dated 1984
  • Earlier version patch (1957-1970)
  • This is an original USMC jacket

    This is a USMC dress jacket. In very good condition. All dark metal buttons are present. No tears or holes. Color is Tropical Green MC SH 2241. Retains all the original tags. Size 42 R. manufactured by Cavalier Clothes Inc.

    The rank found on both arms is Sergeant Major. This is one of the highest rankings an enlisted person could achieve.



    BACKGROUND
    The post of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was established in 1957 as the senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the first such post in any of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces. In 1970, the distinctive rank insignia of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps was authorized and features the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor flanked by two stars, as opposed to the standard Sergeant Major rank insignia, which was used for the rank from the post's creation in 1957 to 1970, and has a single five point star in the center. While Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is the full wording of the rank, verbal address for this is commonly Sergeant Major.

    The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is selected by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and typically serves a four-year term, though his service is at the discretion of the Commandant. Since Wilbur Bestwick was appointed the first Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in 1957, 17 different Marines have filled this post.





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