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To the Department of Colorado MCL's Website! Here you will find, everything you need to know about the Department of Colorado and it's subsidiaries. We have included forms that you may need to use and links to other Marine Corps related sites, including the Marine Corps League National website.
Who Can Join?
The League is comprised of honorably discharged as well as reserve and active duty Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen with over 90 days of service. Those individuals that want to participate with the Marine Corps League but do not otherwise qualify may join as Associate Members. Are you a Marine Corps League Member?
We currently have 13 chartered Marine Corps League Detachments located throughout the State of Colorado. Our earliest detachments were chartered as early as 1970 and most continue strong today. Several have their own Auxiliary Units, which also gives distaff members of your family a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and take part in wonderful programs.
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 more than 76,000 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.
Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson received the nation's second highest valor award April 22 for bravery he exhibited during a five-hour firefight in Afghanistan. On May 28, 2012, Jibson, an infantry adviser with the Georgian Liason Team, was on duty when a group of Marine explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians disarming a bomb nearby came under enemy small-arms fire. Without hesitation, Jibson bounded towards the EOD techs, placing himself between them and the enemy until they could reach cover. As the enemy attack persisted, Jibson continued working to break the onslaught. His leadership, tactical expertise and calm under fire are credited with allowing for the successful withdrawal of the 53-man Georgian force he advised and the evacuation of casualties "with minimal loss of life." Read more
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