Explanation and criteria for Decorations and Service Awards for Legionnaires of St. Michael
Knight Bachelor Oblate The Knight Bachelor Oblate, equivalent in the Marine Corp to a Corporal, begins Phase 4 of his training. This rank also confers a large jump in authority and responsibility compared to promotion from Page through Squire. Bachelors Oblate command individual units and teams, and provide technical supervision on the Group level. Automatic promotions to Knight Bachelor Oblate, and higher ranks, no longer apply. Promotion to the Bachelor ranks depends upon the job speciality, leadership qualities, merit, experience and length of time as an Legionnaire.