Brigadier General Marine Corps Challenge Coin


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This Marine Brigadier General Coin is made from polished bronze with a smooth cut edge. The front of the coin features the words ‘Brigadier General’ with one star. On the back of the coin is a raised Eagle, Globe & Anchor and the words ‘United States Marine Corps’ and ‘Semper Fidelis’.

This coin has the look and feel of genuine quality and would make a great addition to your collection or a promotion gift that any Marine will appreciate. Arrives professionally & individually packaged. Collect one for each rank you achieved! Made in USA.

Brigadier General USMC Challenge Coin Features

  • Marine Brigadier General (O-7) Coin
  • Bronze alloy
  • Accented in bold colors
  • Measures 1.75 in
  • Professionally & individually packaged
  • Made in USA
  • Licensed by the U.S. Marine Corps

US Marine Corps Brigadier General – BGen

Brigadier General (BGen) in the USMC, is the initial general officer rank. It’s classified under pay grade O-7. 

This rank represents a significant leap in responsibility and authority, reflecting a Marine’s exceptional service and leadership abilities. Brigadier Generals typically hold key command and staff positions. They are responsible for larger units like Marine Expeditionary Brigades or serving in high-level staff roles in major Marine commands. 

Marine Brigadier General duties involve strategic decision-making, overseeing comprehensive operations, and contributing to military policy. The rank of Brigadier General is achieved through a rigorous selection process, including nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate, symbolizing a Marine’s distinguished career and commitment to the Corps’ highest ideals.

About USMC Challenge Coins

Marine Corps challenge coins are deeply rooted in military tradition. They symbolize honor, camaraderie, and individual accomplishments in the USMC. 

Military challenge coins trace their roots back to ancient Rome, where custom coins rewarded exceptional feats. They later evolved into “portrait medals” during the Renaissance. 

In the early US military, challenge coins were exclusive to high-ranking officers recognizing exceptional achievements. Notably, in World War I, a pilot’s coin saved his life by proving his identity. Some argue that modern challenge coin traditions, including in the Marine Corps, originated during the Vietnam War for bar entry. 

Today, these coins signify specific achievements or service excellence and carry sentimental value, serving as tokens of significant moments in a Marine’s journey.

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × .25 in