Marine Corps League

Established in 1923, the Marine Corps League is a national organization serving the interests of current and former marines. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt approved the league as the only federally chartered organization of U.S. Marine Corps veterans. Today, an elected national commandant and 14 national staff officers run the organization from its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. It oversees more than 1,000 detachments spread throughout the United States and holds a yearly convention. This entry describes the history, focus, and activities of the Marine Corps League.

Demonstrating its close ties to the Marine Corps at its establishment, the first convention met for 2 days in 1924 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. The 26 delegates spent 1 day touring a Marine Corps base in ...

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