Leading with absolute confidence and undaunted courage, those who hold the rank of Marine Corps Colonel are members of an elite class of military commanders. Combining superior combat skill and leadership awareness with the proven capacity for long-range strategic thinking, these talented individuals are essential to the success of Marine Corps operations around the globe. Inspiring those in their command to reach their full potential and to never accept defeat, they play a vital role in maintaining and advancing the Marine Corps' long tradition of excellence. This coin honors those highly skilled and courageous warriors who have risen through the ranks to achieve the status of Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. 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.