Private is the lowest enlisted rank in the Federation Marine Corps, and the first rank held by all enlisted Marines entering the service. All Marine recruits hold the rank of Private, regardless of any Advanced Enlisted Rank status attained (Marines with Advanced Enlistment Status will be awarded their advanced rank, usually between Private First Class and Corporal, following completion of Marine Corps Recruit Training).
Marine Privates hold the grade of E-1, and are the equivalent of a Starfleet Crewman Apprentice. Privates assigned to active units form the primary work force of the marine corps, along with PFCs and Lance Corporals.
promotion to Private First Class is automatic after 12 months time in service.
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