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The Maryland Marines website was established to inform Marines
who reside or have a home of residence in Maryland about the Marine Corps League.
We invite you to check us out.
There are many local Detachment's located throughout the State of Maryland.
Please visit our official Department of Maryland website.
The Maryland Marines Detachment 1371 is for Members-at-Large who reside in Maryland.
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 and former Marines 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.
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 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 nearly 70,000 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.
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 48 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 900
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.