Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Challenge Coin


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Our Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Coin has the look and feel of genuine quality and would make a great addition to your challenge coin collection or as a special gift for your U.S. Marine. Arrives professionally & individually packaged. Made in USA.

Second Lieutenant USMC Challenge Coin Features

  • Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Coin
  • “2nd Lieutenant” on the front of coin.
  • “USMC” and the Eagle Globe and Anchor on the back of coin.
  • Bronze alloy.
  • Accented in bold colors.
  • Measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.75″.
  • Individually packaged
  • Made in USA
  • Ships fast!
  • Licensed by the U.S. Marine Corps.

 Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant – 2ndLt

Second Lieutenant (2ndLt) in the USMC is the initial rank for commissioned officers, classified under pay grade O-1. 

This rank marks the beginning of a Marine’s journey as an officer, equipped with a college degree and a commission that carries the special trust and confidence of the President of the United States. Second Lieutenants are responsible for leading at the platoon or company level, relying on guidance and intent from senior officers. Their role includes developing leadership skills, managing personnel, and understanding the intricacies of military operations and tactics. 

The rank of Second Lieutenant is a critical phase, setting the foundation for a Marine’s future leadership and career development within the officer corps.

The Marine Corps Challenge Coin

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 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3.5 × .125 in

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