Officer                      FMF Corpsman                   Enlisted


Marine Corps League

Corporal Philip A. Reynolds Detachment 203

Active - Reserve - Retired – Veteran

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Regular Membership
1.  Only persons who are currently serving or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, on active duty for not less than ninety (90) days*.
2.  Only persons who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and have earned no less than ninety (90) Reserve Retirement Credit Points.
3.  Only persons that have served or currently serving as a U.S. Navy Corpsman or U.S. Navy Chaplain who has trained with Marine FMF units in excess of ninety (90) days and earned the Marine Corps Device or Warfare Device worn on the Service Ribbon authorized for FMF Corpsmen.
4.  If discharged, persons are in receipt of an Honorable Discharge or DD-214.  Persons will be required to provide proof prior to acceptance of application.  Original Documents are examined and returned immediately to the person.   Typically the night you attend a meeting and are sworn into the Detachment.   
5.  Annual fee is $35.00 for one (1) year’s membership.
6.  Includes free subscription to “SEMPER FI, The Magazine of the Marine Corps League”

*   Korean War era Marines See National Bylaws Article 6, Section 600 (a)

Oath of Regular Membership
I, _______________________, in the presence of Almighty God, do solemnly swear or affirm that I will uphold and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Marine Corps League.  I will never knowingly deceive or defraud the League to the value of anything.  I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit and member or any member’s family to be wronged or injured if to prevent the same is within my power.  I will never propose for membership one known to me to be unqualified or unworthy to become a member of the League. I further promise to govern my conduct in the League’s affairs and in my personal life in a manner becoming a decent and honorable person and will never knowingly bring discredit to the League, so help me, God.


Associate Membership
1.  Those individuals not qualified for regular membership in the Marine Corps League who espouse the principles and purposes of the Marine Corps League as contained in its Congressional Charter may upon application to the Cpl Philip A. Reynolds Detachment be accepted for associate membership in the Marine Corps League.  
2.  Associate members will pay dues in the same amount as prescribed for Regular members.  An associate member shall be entitled to the rights, privileges, and benefits of a regular member, however, such member shall not vote on a membership application, an election of officers, or hold an elective office.   
3.  Associate Members may vote on internal Detachment affairs provided such vote does not affect a policy of the Marine Corps League.    
4.  Annual fee is $35.00 for one (1) year’s membership.   Life Memberships are available.
5.  Includes free subscription to “SEMPER FI, The Magazine of the Marine Corps League”

See also:  National Bylaws, Article 6, Section 600 (b)

Oath of Associate Membership
I, ______________________, in the presence of Almighty God, being fully aware that as an Associate Member I will not be permitted to hold elective office or to vote on Marine Corps League policy, a membership application or an election of officers, do solemnly swear or affirm that I will uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and of the Marine Corps League.  I will never knowingly deceive of defraud the League to the value of anything.  I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit and member or any member’s family to be wronged or injured if to prevent the same is within my power.  I will never propose for membership one known to me to be unqualified or unworthy to become a member of the League.  I further promise to govern my conduct in the League’s affairs and in my personal life in a manner becoming a decent and honorable person and will never knowingly bring discredit to the League, so help me, God.


Life Membership
Regular Members and Associate Members are all qualified for Life Membership.  
The fee schedule is listed here:

Life Rates                                        
age to and including 35 years          $ 500.00
age 36 to and including 50 years     $ 400.00
age 51 to and including 64 years     $ 300.00
over 65 years                                   $ 200.00

You may become a Life Member immediately upon joining the Detachment.   You would be required to pay your first years Annual Fee plus the Life Member Fee.   

Example:  67 year old New Member who wants to become a Life Member immediately.
$35.00 + $200.00 = $235.00


Dual Membership  and  Dual Life Membership
1.  Any Member or Associate Member of another Detachment can become a Dual Member or Dual Life Member.
2.  Dual Membership means you belong to more than one Detachment.  Dual in this case could mean two, three, four or more Detachment's.
3.  You must pay your Annual Fee or Life Membership Fee to each Detachment that you belong to.   
4.  You will required to qualify the same any Regular or Associate Member as described above.