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Marine Corps (U.S.)

Last modified: 2002-10-26 by rick wyatt
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[Marine Corps Indoor/Parade flag]
[Marine Corps Outdoor flag]
Indoor/Parade version
by Tom Gregg
Outdoor version
by Rick Wyatt, 6 September 1998

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Marine Corps general officers' "distinguishing flags" are 36 by 52 inches rather than 36 by 48 like the Army and Air Force.
Joe McMillan, 6 September 1999

Commandant of the Marine Corps

[U.S. Marine Commandant flag] by Tom Gregg, 13 March 1998 modified by Joe McMillan

The flag displayed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps is interesting inasmuch it is a combination rank flag/U.S. Army-type positional color. It displays the four stars of the Commandant's rank in the diamond pattern used on regular Navy and Marine Corps rank flags, but with the badge of the USMC inside the stars. It is also larger in size than the normal 3' hoist by 4' fly rank flags, being 4' on the hoist by 5'6" on the fly -- thus conforming to the dimensions of the positional colors of the other service chiefs.
Tom Gregg, 13 March 1998

USMC Post Commander Pennant (circa 1910-1923)

[Pennant of the Marine Corps Post Commander (circa 1910-1923)] by Joe McMillan, 10 December 2000

Marine Corps Post Commander, circa World War I - The commander of a marine corps post below general officer rank was authorized to display a pennant in the bow of a boat in which he was embarked. This pennant was 1:3, the hoist (one-third the length of the fly) blue with thirteen white stars in rows of 4, 5, and 4, the remainder scarlet with the Marine Corps badge of eagle, globe, and anchor in white on the scarlet area. Also shown in [gmc17].
Joe McMillan, 10 December 2000


[Marine Corps Guidon A Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment] by Joe McMillan, 10 December 2000

U.S. Marine Corps guidon of A Company, 2nd Marine Regiment. Those letters are FMF for units of the Fleet Marine Force.
Joe McMillan, 10 December 2000

U.S. Marine Corps companies and equivalent units carry rectangular scarlet guidons with a silhouette of the Corps' eagle-globe-anchor emblem in yellow in the center. In an arc above the emblem are the letters "FMF" in the case of units of the Fleet Marine Force, "USMC" for other active units, and "USMCR" for reserve units. In the lower hoist is the abbreviated designation of the parent organization. For companies of infantry battalions or batteries of artillery battalions, the lower hoist contains the battalion number followed by a slash (/) and the regimental number. The company or battery designation is shown in the lower fly. Dimensions are 22 x 28 inches. The guidon staff is eight feet long, including the ferrule and the silver-colored spearhead finial.
Joe McMillan, 4 December 1999