Major General Marine Corps Challenge Coin


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This Marine Major General Coin is made from polished bronze with a smooth cut edge. The front of the coin features the words ‘Major General’ with two stars. 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.

Major General USMC Challenge Coin Features

  • Marine Major General (O-8) Coin
  • Bronze alloy
  • Accented in bold colors
  • Measures 1.75 in
  • Professionally & individually packaged
  • Made in USA
  • Licensed by the U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Major General – MajGen

Major General (MajGen) in the USMC is a two-star general officer rank, positioned under pay grade O-8. 

This rank indicates a higher level of responsibility and command within the Corps. Major Generals often lead divisions or serve as commanding officers of significant Marine installations or in senior positions within joint command structures. Their roles involve extensive strategic planning, operational oversight, and decision-making at a high level, impacting large segments of the Marine Corps. 

Attainment of Major General reflects a Marine officer’s exemplary leadership, strategic acumen, and dedicated service. This rank is conferred through a rigorous selection process, including Presidential nomination and Senate confirmation, showcasing the officer’s distinguished career and profound dedication to the Corps’ mission and values.

About Marine Corps 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