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 League.

JOIN THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE...

THE ORGANIZATION FOR ALL MARINES AND FMF CORPSMEN WHO SERVED WITH MARINES


Active duty...Reserve...Veteran...Retired...Officer...Enlisted

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 Marines.

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.
 Print a copy, fill it out, and give it to a Detachment officer, or mail it in with a copy of DD-214 and check for $30. The PDF format requires that you have Adobe Reader on your computer. Left-click on the icon to open the PDF file.
 Print a copy and fill it out, or complete at the computer, then print. 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 and LibreOffice can read and write to DOC files. Left-click on the icon at left and choose "Save" or right-click choose "Save target as..."
 Semper Fi Magazine contains three applications in every issue. 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.

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