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Your Local Marine Corps League Wants You!

Whether you're a Marine, veteran Marine, FMF Corpsman, an FMF Chaplain, or just a civilian who wants to make a difference in your local area, the Marine Corps League is the place for YOU.  The Detachments of the Department of West Virginia help a number of veterans organizations as well as worthwhile charities.

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 the Marine Corps that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.  We voluntarily aid and render assistance to all Marines and veteran Marines and their widows and orphans, and perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps.  By fitting acts, we observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

The Marine Corps League sponsors many programs that benefit:

  •      Our serving Marines and families
  •      Our Veteran Marines and families
  •      The youth of our communities
  • Programs we are involved in are:

  •      Marine-4-Life
  •      Toys for Tots
  •      The Young Marines
  •      Support of Boy Scouts and JROTC units
  •      Recognition of significant dates in Marine Corps history
  •      Americanism programs
  •      Flag etiquette presentations
  •      Visiting shut-in Marines
  •      Fallen Marine Program
  •      Support of VA benefits and our veterans
  •      Programs to keep members abreast of current Marine Corps
             equipment, tactics, and policies
  •      State and National Conventions
  •      Many other National and location-specific programs
  • Who Can Join the Marine Corps League?

    To join the Marine Corps League as a regular member, you must have served in the United States Marine Corps or as a FMF Corpsman or FMF Chaplain for more than 90 days, and the character of your service has been honorable, and if discharged, you are in receipt of an honorable discharge, and be willing to provide proof of service upon request.

    To become an Associate Member of the Marine Corps League, you must be willing to support the aims and ideals of the Marine Corps League.  Fees for Associate Members are the same as those for a Regular Member.

    How to Join

    There are two ways to join the Marine Corps League.  You can join as a Member At Large using the National Application Form.  Just download and fill out the Online Membership Application and mail to National Headquarters along with your membership fee.

    The other way is to join a local detachment.  The Department of West Virginia is made up of Marine Corps League Detachments state wide.  If you would like to find a detachment in your area, please select the Detachment nearest to you from the Detachments menu at the Department of West Virginia WEB site.  You can contact any of the officers of the Detachment of your choice and they will provide you with the information needed to join the Marine Corps League at the Detachment level.

    The Annual Membership Fee is $ 40.00 (Subject to change - Current as of July 2021)

    Life Membership Fees (Rates subject to change - current as of July 2023)

  • Up to Age 35 $1000.00
  • 36-50 $ 800.00
  • 51-64 $ 600.00
  • 65-84 $ 400.00
  • 85 and older $ 100.00
  • To become a Life Member, you must already be a "Member in Good Standing". That means becoming a member and paying your initial dues first. Yes, according to the National Bylaws, you could join the League, pay your Annual Dues and then pay your Life Membership Dues all in the same day.

    All Memberships include a subscription to the Marine Corps League's magazine "Semper Fi".

    If you have any questions, or require additional information about the Marine Corps League please contact us via e-mail or telephone.

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