Marine Recruit (IM)
|Imperial Marine Ranks|
|O9 » Marshal-Commandant of the Corps|
|O8 » Brigadier-General (Marshal)|
|O7 » Brigadier|
|O6 » Coronel|
|O5 » Lieutenant Coronel|
|O4 » Force Commander|
|O3 » Captain (Force Captain)|
|O2 » First Lieutenant (Force Lieutenant)|
|O1 » Second Lieutenant (Force Ensign)|
|O0 » Cadet / Midshipman|
|E9 » Sergeant Major (Fleet Sergeant)|
|E8 » Master Sergeant (Ship / First Sergeant)|
|E7 » Leading Sergeant (Section Sergeant)|
|E6 » Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)|
|E5 » Sergeant|
|E4 » Lance Sergeant|
|E3 » Corporal|
|E2 » Lance Corporal|
|E1 » Marine/Private (Private 1st Class)|
|E0 » Marine Recruit / Apprentice|
The rank assigned to a person undergoing basic training in the Imperial Marines.
Once a person is enlisted into the Imperial Marines they undergo a period of basic training. During that time, that person will have the rank of Marine Recruit. On successful completion of the Imperial Marines Basic Training course, the individual is promoted to the rank of Marine.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Spacehand Recruit.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army (Ground Force Command) is Recruit.
Marine Apprentices are Marine Recruits who are Navy volunteers. They go through an arduous selection process called "the Grinder". They are then on probation for a period afterwards until they are promoted to the rank of Marine. Those that fail the "Grinder" or are deemed unsuitable for promotion during probation are "sent down" to the Navy as Ordinary Space Hands.
The name Marine is a simple derivation from the descriptive term "A soldier in the Marine Corps". The "Marine Corps" in this description was, however, one serving pre-space wet-navies (the "Marine" being another name for "Sea") where those troops conducted "Expeditionary" and "Amphibious" operations. With the move into space, the "Amphibious" part of the term passed elsewhere.
The Recruit part of the name shows that the individual is newly recruited and still in training.