USMC Marine Corps Challenge Coin Rank W-1 Warrant Officer 1.75″ Brass w Enamel
United States Marine Corps
Officially USMC Licensed
“United States Marine Corps”
Material: Brass with enamel
Size: 1.75″ diameter
What is a challenge coin? A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organizations insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit.
The CEO of Survivors Edge received his first challenge coin while serving in the United States Marine Corps back in the early 80’s. Now he carries one every day from wife. It’s a “Pride, Commitment, Service” fireman’s coin. Whether in his turnout gear for fires, or station gear for medical calls, it’s in his left front pocket. It reminds him of the love, care and honor his wife has for him, as well as prayers for his safe return. It’s just a coin. It has no magical powers. But give one of these to someone you hold close in your heart, and it will become infinitely much more powerful than a round piece of metal.
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Demonstrating a proven grasp of technical skills and abilities, those who earn the rank Warrant Officer 1 in the U.S. Marine Corps play a vital role in the chain of command.
Those Marines who achieve the status of Warrant Officer 1 are counted on to operate specialized equipment, gather and communicate sensitive intelligence information, and engage in a full-range of direct combat and administrative support activities. Providing first-rate analysis and technical expertise to guide the decisions of their superiors, these talented individuals are crucial to the mission success of the U.S. Marine Corps around the world.
This coin salutes the advanced skill and inspiring ability of all those who have earned the rank of Warrant Officer 1 in the world’s most elite amphibious assault force. The obverse features a rendering of the rank insignia worn by these proud warriors. The reverse bears the globe, eagle, and anchor emblem of the U.S. Marine Corps. Struck in a brass alloy and imbued with an enamel finish, this coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the history and mission of the U.S. Marine Corps.
“Today, we understand that peace through strength is more than a slogan. In a world such as ours, it’s a moral necessity, and in the tough job of preserving the peace and defending our nation’s independence and freedom, the U.S. Marines have always been there, ready to do their duty.”
Former President Ronald Reagan
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