A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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Lance Corporal Term Analysis

In the U.S. Marine Corps, it is the third enlisted rank, above a Private First Class and directly below a corporal. A lance corporal is a Junior Enlisted and has an E-3 paygrade. Marines who are promoted to this rank are expected to demonstrate some leadership skills and be an example to newly enlisted Marines. The Army had lance corporals in the 1960s but, currently, the U.S. Marines is the only branch of the armed forces to maintain this rank.
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