Marine Corp Corporal, Ground Combat Salary
The average salary for a Marine Corp Corporal, Ground Combat is $27,822 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Job Description for Marine Corp Corporal, Ground Combat
Marine corp corporals represent the fourth enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, above lance corporals and below sergeants. As corporals, they hold the lowest grade for a non-commissioned officer rank in the U.S. Marine Corps. They are to be addressed by their title, which is “Corporal” followed by their last names, and most are promoted to this rank from the rank of lance corporal. However, in some cases a service-member can be promoted from a rank below lance corporal if and when extraordinary ability has been demonstrated. Lance corporals who pursue the rank of corporal must complete the Leading Marines course and a command-sponsored Lance Corporals Leadership and Ethics Seminar.Read More...
Corporals who are assigned to ground combat units will help direct land operations which may focus on a number of objectives, including humanitarian, defensive, offensive, security, and reconnaissance efforts. As part of a ground combat unit, they may be responsible for seizing and occupying land within their mission, and they typically lead a squad of four to eight men or women with one or two fire-squads, depending on the size. As such, they hold a significantly greater amount of responsibility than the ranks below them, as the Marines generally focus on small-unit operations. Overall, their position is one of a middle-man and their day-to-day work consists primarily of directing actions of lower-ranked marines under their command and providing supervision for higher-ranking officers.