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THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

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Welcome to the Justin J. Wilson, Detachment 1045, Marine Corps League Website

Mission Statement

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and 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.

History

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. Lejuene. 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 in the country. 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 more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.

About the League

The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.

The Marine Corps League is a charter member of The Military Coalition, the National Marine Corps Council, AdHoc Committee, Navy and Marine Corps Council, the National Veterans Day Committee, and is represented on countless committees and programs serving the military and veteran community.

The League participates in patriotic functions such as the National Memorial Day Parade and the National 4th of July Parade in Washington as well as countless statewide and community parades around the country. We provide representation to the U.S. Congress in legislative matters affecting the United States Marine Corps, national security and veteran’s benefits through our National Legislative Committee. Most importantly, Marine Corps League Detachments are actively involved in Community based programs throughout the country.

Next Detachment Meeting:

October 1, Wednesday - 1900
Stuart-Jensen Elks Lodge #1870
1001 S Kanner Hwy.
Stuart, Florida


Detachment Officers

Commandant: Cary Haerlin
Sr. Vice Commandant: David Martin
Jr. Vice Commandant: William "Gonzo" Gonzales
Judge Advocate: Darren Shull, Esq.
Junior Past Commandant: Jack Prosuh
Adjutant: Deborah Reitano
Paymaster: Patti Bazin
Sergeant-at-Arms: Ralph Newlon
Chaplain: John Tyler
Assistant Chaplain: Jack Maloney
Public Relations: D. Robin Barker
Historian: Ralph Newlon
Newsletter Editor: George L. Seaman, Jr.
Web Master: George L. Seaman, Jr.

Auxiliary Officers

MCL Auxiliary President: Carole Prosuh
Sr. Vice President: Lisa Vigliotti
Jr. Vice President: Dolly Scholz
Judge Advocate: Eileen Breen
Sec/Treasurer: Ann Taylor
Chaplain: Lisa Vigliotti

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