USMC Lance Lance Corporal Rank Black Metal is the official insignia for former Lance Corporals in the United States military. A United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal is the third enlisted rank in terms of rank order, being right above private first class and just below corporal. This is the highest non-commissioned rank a Marine can obtain during their service. This rank is made out of a brass metal, measuring at ⅞ inches, and is sold in pairs. This is the official issue of the Lance Corporal Rank being ready to be used on official United States Marine Corps uniforms. Also this rank is made and handled in the USA.