APPLICATION TO JOIN THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
Anyone wanting to join the League should attend a regular monthly
meeting to meet the membership and get a feel for who we are and
what we do. See an officer there for an application form, or see
below to print a copy.
Below is an explanation taken from the Marine Corps League Magazine
which tells of the founding and the purposes of the Marine Corps
JOIN THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE...
THE ORGANIZATION FOR ALL MARINES AND FMF CORPSMEN WHO
SERVED WITH MARINES
Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League
perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF
Corpsmen who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and
anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding
in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A.
Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by
An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of
America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered
Marine Corps related veterans organization. Since its earliest
days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and
encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the
U.S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of over
60,000 and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that
experiences increases in its membership each year.
The purposes of the Marine Corps League as prescribed in its
Federal Charter are:
- To preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the
United States Marine Corps;
- To band those who are now serving in the Uniited States Marine
Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that
service together in fellowship that they may effectively promote
the ideals of American freedom and democracy;
- To fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to
encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the
Nation under arms;
- To hold sacred the history and memory of the men who have given
their lives to the Nation;
- To foster love for the principles which they have suported by
blood and valor since the founding of the Republic;
- To maintain true allegiance to American institutions;
- To create a bond of comradship between those in the service and
those who have returned to civilian life;
- To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and
former Marines as well as to their widows and orphans;
- To perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and
by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical
occasions of particular interest to
In addition to Marines and FMF Corpsmen, we also warmly welcome
veterans of other branches of the military to join as Associate
Members. Some of our most active and valued members are Army, Navy,
and Air Force vets.
||Right or left-click on the icon to the left and follow instructions to obtain a copy of the Application for Membership in the chosen format.
The PDF format requires that you have Adobe Reader on your
computer. Left-click on the icon to open the PDF file.
The DOC format requires that you have a word processor on your
computer that can handle Microsoft 97/2000/XP/2003 (.doc) format files. Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and OpenOffice and can read and write to DOC files. Left-click on the icon at left and choose "Save" or right-click choose "Save target as..."
Don't have access to a computer and printer? See a Detachment officer for a paper copy of the application.
Hope to see you at the next meeting.
Semper Fi and OOoooohhhhHHH RaaahhhhHHH!