Marine Corps League

Marine Corps League Patuxent River Detachment 1305 - Lexington Park, Maryland
Serving all of Southern Maryland 

 Welcome 

MARINES and
FMF Corpsman !
 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
PATUXENT RIVER DETACHMENT 1305 
IS MEETING AT THE
VFW POST 2632
23282 THREE NOTCH ROAD
CALIFORNIA, MD 20619
ON THE FIRST  TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. MEETINGS BEGIN AT 1830 (6:30 pm).

 

Membership in The Marine Corps League is open to former, and active duty Marines as well as certain Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsmen (USN). Applicants must  (1 )have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for not less than 90 days; (2) USMC Reservists who have served or are serving in the USMC Reserves and have earned no less than 90 Reserve Retirement Credit Points; (3) Naval Medical Personnel who have trained with Marine FMF Units in excess of 90 days, and have earned the Marine FMF Device (clasp) worn on the Service Ribbon, and those who earn the Warfare Device authorized for FMF Corpsmen.

If you do not meet these requirements we do offer both Associate and Auxiliary Memberships.  Ask about our limited number of Pax River Det 1305 Charter Memberships in order to sign the newly presented Pax River Detachment 1305 Charter.

For more information about our meetings or membership contact the Detachment Commandant by email - commandant@paxriverdet1305.com .

 

ABOUT THE MCL

 

The Marine Corps League was  founded by Major General Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of nearly 50,000 is comprised of honorably discharged, active duty and Reserve Marines with 90 days of service or more, and retired Marines. It includes officer, enlisted, male and female members.

The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected national staff officers who serve as trustees. Day to day operations are under the control of an executive director who supervises the day-to-day performance of the national headquarters staff, located at 8626 Lee Highway in Fairfax, Virginia.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its charter and from its annual national convention held in August in different major U. S. cities throughout the nation. The National Commandant has operational control over the National Headquarters staff and the National Board of Trustees, who in turn coordinate the efforts of 45 department, or State entities, and the activities of over 780 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas.

The League is classified as a veterans / military service organization and was formed for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps. It is a not for profit organization within the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 50l (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.