Marine Corps Admits 5.0 Marines Actually…

QUANTICO, VA - The Marine Corps released an administrative message Friday admitting that despite what many of its staff non-commissioned officers (SNCO's) have claimed over the years, "5.0 Marines" do indeed exist. 5.0/5.0 is a perfect score on the Marine Corps proficiency and conduct marks -- ratings that help junior Marines get promoted. Once a Marine reaches the rank of Sergeant (E-5), they transition from Pros & Cons to the Fitness Report, featuring a 'Christmas-tree' like structure of seniority, but officials confirmed no Marine has ever reached the top rating.

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