The Marine Corps has decided that its personnel just can't handle the power that comes with being a brown or black belt warrior unless they are at least a non-commissioned officer.

The Corps updated its order for its Martial Arts Program last month, which added in a rank requirement for both belts starting on Oct. 1. Per the new order, Marines will need to be a corporal in order to attain a brown belt, or a sergeant to attain the black belt. In the past, Marines could attain any belt, regardless of rank, as long as they went through the training and passed all the requirements.

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