Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
|Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (abbrev: SGTMAJRMMMC) is a Headquarters-level staff position with the paygrade of E-10 in the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps. This is the most senior enlisted member of the RMMC.
The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is responsible for the enlisted in the entire Marine Corps, ensuring the Gunnery Sergeants under their command know their duties and responsibilities, and to be the voice of the Enlisted to the Marshal of the Corps. This is a Headquarters position, as a key member of the Commandant's Staff.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Be a Cheerleader for the enlisted
- Encourage Participation
- Assist in conflict resolution
- Train/Educate MarDet Gunnery Sergeants in their various assigned duties including taking exams at the Academy
- Be the voice of the enlisted to the commanding officer and assist them as required.
- Other Duties as assigned by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
- First and foremost a SGTMAJRMMC needs to do everything possible to enhance the fan experience of the members of the Army. This includes all enlisted and even junior officers. Make sure they find what they are looking for if possible in the fan environment.
- Assign and oversee duties of the Gunnies. Hands on if needed, but ideally the SGTMAJRMMC would give direction and then make sure it is done right & well.
- Act as ombudsman to the Commanding Officer to resolve conflicts.
- Discuss with each Gunny about their crew’s desired level of involvement (military, civilian, etc.) and assist them in getting their crew to participate to their level of comfort.
- Assist the Gunny in encouraging the crew to participate and have fun.
- Create and foster an attitude of military bearing and respect among the crew to the best of each person’s comfort level.
- Foster an appreciation for uniform dress (whether it is a t-shirt or the full uniform). Help each member work to achieve at least a basic level of TRMN attire. Note what items per crewmember are needed to accomplish he next level of uniform dress.
- Be well versed in Drill and Ceremonies. Teach and maintain the crew’s ability to perform basic military drill and ceremonies functions as detailed by the commanding officer’s directives.
- Oversee enlisted exam-taking and rating development in the fleet.
- Locate and mentor Gunnies to achieve higher rank and to take on more responsibility. Groom a crewperson to take over SGTMAJRMMC duties should the SGTMAJRMMC become unavailable.
- Conduct a quarterly report of the unit's Gunnies.
List of Sergeant Majors of the Corps
|SGTMAJ Jennifer McLaughlin
|4 August 2012 
|11 July 2013
|SGTMAJ Eric Lee
|18 October 2013 
|7 August 2018 
|SGTMAJ Mark Darbe
|13 January 2019 
|1 September 2023
|SGTMAJ Durelle Kurlinski, DGC
|14 November 2023 
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