Promotion Requirements

To get promoted, review the Guidebook Objectives below for the rank you are going for and work towards getting them completed by having an Adult Leader test you on them. This can occur at any Young Marine function during downtime. Once you have them completed, print out and complete the Promotion Request Form and turn it in to your Platoon Sergeant to begin the process.

  • YM Private

    Insignia

    N/A

    Young Marine Private (YM Pvt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 1, 2, 3a, 4, 11a-b
    PO 2 – EO 1a, 2, 3a, 4a, 6a-b, 8a (terms in grey)
    PO 3 – EO 1b, 8
    PO 4 – EO 2
    PO 5 – EO 1a
    PO 6 – none
    PO 7 – EO 1, 4
    PO 8 – EO 3, 4
    PO 9 – EO 1, 2, 4, 5a-c



    Required Billets

    Recruit

    Award Requirements

    Basic

    Other Qualifications

    Finish Recruit Training


  • YM Private First Class

    Insignia

    Young Marine Private First Class (YM PFC)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    PO 2 – EO 1b-d, 4b-c, 6c-d, 8b (terms in white)
    PO 3 – EO 1a, 2, 9, 10, 11
    PO 4 – EO 1
    PO 5 – EO 1a
    PO 6 – none
    PO 7 – EO 2
    PO 8 – EO 1, 2
    PO 9 – EO 3, 4, 5d-e



    Required Billets

    None

    Award Requirements

    rib BasicFirstAid

    Basic First Aid

    Other Qualifications

    None


  • YM Lance Corporal

    Insignia

    Young Marine Lance Corporal (YM LCpl)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 10
    PO 2 – EO 3b-c, 5, 6e-f, 7
    PO 3 – EO 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12
    PO 4 – EO 3, 4
    PO 5 – EO 1a-b
    PO 6 – EO 1, 2
    PO 7 – EO 3
    PO 8 – EO 5
    PO 9 – EO 4, 5f



    Required Billets

    None

    Award Requirements

    rib DrugDemandReduction

    Drug Demand Reduction

    rib CommunityService

    Community Service

    rib PhysicalFitness
    Physical Fitness

    Other Qualifications

    Pass National Basic Exam


  • YM Corporal

    Insignia

    Young Marine Corporal (YM Cpl)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    PO 2 – EO 1, 3a-d, 4a-h
    PO 3 – EO 1a, 3a, 4a-b, 5a, 6a, 7a-b
    PO 4 – EO 2, 3, 4, 6
    PO 5 – EO 1a, 2
    PO 6 – EO 1, 2a
    PO 7 – EO 1, 2, 5, 6, 9
    PO 8 – EO 1a, 2a-b, 3a-b
    PO 9 – EO 1, 2, 5a



    Required Billets

    Guidon Bearer

    Team Leader

    Award Requirements

    rib CPR
    CPR

    Other Qualifications

    None


  • YM Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine Sergeant (YM Sgt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    PO 2 – EO 2, 3e-i, 4i-o
    PO 3 – EO 1b, 2, 3b-c, 4c, 5b-c, 6b, 7c-e
    PO 4 – EO 1, 5, 7
    PO 5 – EO 1b-c, 3
    PO 6 – EO 2b
    PO 7 – EO 3, 4, 7, 8
    PO 8 – EO 1b-c, 2c-d, 3c
    PO 9 – EO 3, 4, 5b



    Required Billets

    Assistant Squad Leader

    Color Guard or Squad Leader

    Award Requirements

    rib DrugDemandReduction
    Drug Demand Reduction (w/ bronze star)

    rib JuniorLeadership
    Junior Leadership

    rib FirePrevention
    Advanced First Aid

    Other Qualifications

    Pass National Junior Exam


  • YM Staff Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine Staff Sergeant (YM SSgt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 1, 2, 6, 13, 14, 16, 19
    PO 2 – EO 1, 2, 4
    PO 3 – EO 1, 4
    PO 4 – EO 1, 2
    PO 5 – EO 1, 2
    PO 6 – EO 1, 2, 4
    PO 7 – EO 1, 2, 4, 6a-b, 7
    PO 8 – EO 1, 2
    PO 9 – EO 1a-c, 2a-e



    Required Billets

    Squad Leader

    Platoon Guide

    Award Requirements

    rib Conservation
    Conservation

    Other Qualifications

    None


  • YM Gunnery Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine Gunnery Sergeant (YM GySgt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18
    PO 2 – EO 3, 5
    PO 3 – EO 2, 3
    PO 4 – EO 3
    PO 5 – EO 3, 4
    PO 6 – EO 3, 5, 6, 8a-b, 9a-b
    PO 7 – EO 3, 5, 6c, 8, 9
    PO 8 – EO 3, 4
    PO 9 – EO 1d-e, 2f-l, 2n



    Required Billets

    Platoon Sergeant

    Award Requirements

    rib DrugDemandReduction
    Drug Demand Reduction (w/ 2 bronze stars)

    rib SeniorLeadership
    Senior Leadership

    Other Qualifications

    Pass National Senior Exam


  • YM Master Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine Master Sergeant (YM MSgt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 1, 2
    PO 2 – EO 1, 4
    PO 3 – EO 1, 2
    PO 4 – EO 1, 2
    PO 5 – EO 1, 3, 4
    PO 6 – EO 1, 2, 3, 7, 9
    PO 7 – EO 1, 3
    PO 8 – EO 1a-e
    PO 9 – EO 1
    PO 10 – EO 1, 3



    Required Billets

    Unit Gunnery Sergeant

    Unit Supply Assistant

    Award Requirements

    rib DrugDemandReduction
    Drug Demand Reduction (w/ DEA Device)

    Other Qualifications

    None


  • YM Master Gunnery Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant (YM MGySgt)

    Guidebook Objectives

    PO 1 – EO 3, 4
    PO 2 – EO 2, 3
    PO 3 – EO 3, 4, 5
    PO 4 – EO 3, 4
    PO 5 – EO 2, 5, 6
    PO 6 – EO 4, 5, 6, 8
    PO 7 – EO 2, 4
    PO 8 – EO 1f, 2a-e, 3
    PO 9 – EO 2, 3
    PO 10 – EO 2, 4



    Required Billets

    YM First Sergeant

    Unit Adjutant Assistant, Unit Paymaster Assistant, or Unit Training Assistant

    Award Requirements

    rib DrugDemandReduction
    Drug Demand Reduction (w/ 3 bronze stars)

    rib AdvancedLeadership
    Advanced Leadership

    Other Qualifications

    Pass National Advanced Exam

    Have current CPR Card


  • YM First Sergeant

    Insignia

    Young Marine First Sergeant (YM 1stSgt)

    Criteria

    Young Marine First Sergeant is a billeted rank and is awarded to Young Marines serving as a Unit, Battalion, Regimental, Division, or National First Sergeant.  You must be a YM MSgt to fill this role.


  • YM Sergeant Major

    Insignia

    Young Marine Sergeant Major (YM SgtMaj)

    Criteria

    Young Marine Sergeant Major is a billeted rank and is awarded to Young Marines serving as a Unit, Battalion, Regimental, Division, or National Sergeant Major.  You must be a YM MGySgt to fill this role.