Who we are

Who we are

We are volunteer veterans as well as active duty members of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen and Chaplains, who serve and have served honorably.

We are a band of Brothers and Sisters now serving together in the Marine Corps League.

The MARINE CORPS LEAGUE is the organization for all Marines.

It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 by WWI hero, Major General John A. Lejeune, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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.

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.


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 United 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 and women who have given their lives to the Nation;

…to foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic;

…to maintain true allegiance to American institutions;

…to create a bond of comradeship 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 families, 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.


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