Who Can Join?

The Marine Corps League (MCL) is a Marine Corps oriented organization.  Membership in the Marine Corps League is comprised of Regular Members and Associate Members.  To be eligible for Regular member in the MCL a person must meet one of the following criteria: 

Person who is serving, or has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps “on active duty”, for not less than ninety (90) days, and persons who are serving, or have served in the United States Marine Corps reserve, and have earned no less than ninety (90) reserve retirement credit points; 

United States Navy Corpsmen and who have trained and served with United States Marine Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) units in excess of ninety (90) days and have earned the Marine Corps device (clasp) worn on the service ribbon, and those who earn the Warfare Device authorized for FMF Corpsmen; and United States Navy Chaplains having earned the FMF Badge serving with Marines. 

Those individuals who are not qualified to join as regular members of the Marine Corps League may be accepted as Associate Members.

How to Join

You can now join the Marine Corps League using your credit card (online applications only). Just fill out the Online Membership Application or if you choose, just download the fillable PDF version of our Membership Application, fill it out and mail to the Detachment, along with your membership fees and proof of military service.
New applications are for Year Annual Membership at the cost of $40.00. All annual members renewal date is 31 August. Renewals are $36.00.

Life Membership

Up to Age 35……………. $500.00
36-50……………………….. $400.00
51-64……………………….. $300.00
65 and older……………. $200.00

All Memberships include a subscription to the SEMPER FI, The Magazine of the Marine Corps League.

Completed applications can be sent to:

Marine Corps League
PO Box 505
White Plains, NY 10602-0505

Contact Us via our Contact Us form If you have any questions, or require additional information about the Marine Corps League.
You can sign up online or download and complete a PDF Application.
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The League and You

A Voice in Washington

The League makes sure your interests are well represented in the right places. This included the Congress, the White House, the Department of Defense, the VA and the Department of Labor. Retention of your earned benefits, adequate funding of the Corps, and help for Marine families are just a few of the areas where the Marine Corps League serves you.

Detachment Activities

As a member you will be eligible to join a detachment in your community. Detachments function as the local expression of the League and set their own programs.

National Convention

Held each year, the national convention includes a full program of prominent speakers, working sessions, group tours and recreation- with plenty of time out for renewing old friendships.

Programs and Benefits from National Headquarters:

Every year the Marine Corps League distributes thousands of dollars in scholarship aid to deserving students. Children of the Marines receive preference.

Semper Fi Magazine

Each member received the Semper Fi Magazine, the official publication of the League. Content includes articles, illustrations in color, news and photo features from detachments, VA information, special columns, and regular features such as “Reunion Calendar” and “Mail Call”.

To hold sacred the memory and history of men who have given their lived to the nation.

To foster love for the principles that they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic.

To maintain true allegiance to American institutions.

To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines, uniformed and civilians, as well as to their widows and orphans.