Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to become a member of the Marine Corps League?

The Marine Corps League (MCL) is comprised of Regular Members and Associate Members. To be eligible for Regular membership 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 MCL may be accepted as Associate Members.

Are there dues and how much are they?

Yes, there are dues.  The yearly amount for being a Member at Large (not associated with any detachment) of the Marine Corps League is $30.00. The yearly amount of dues in a detachment of the Marine Corps League will vary depending on the detachment you belong to. You can also become a Life Member by paying a one-time fee that will vary depending on your age group. For further information contact the Paymaster at your detachment.

What are the dues used for?

​Dues are necessary to provide the foundation of the Detachment’s fiscal program. A portion of the Detachment’s per capita dues collected will be submitted to the Department of Oregon and the National Headquarters organizations to support their operations, the remainder will be kept in the Detachment’s general treasury. The amount of dues to be paid shall never be less than what is required by the Department of Oregon and National Headquarters. The payment of annual National membership dues entitles all members in good standing an automatic subscription to the Marine Corps League publication and enrollment privileges in any National Group Insurance Programs that may be in effect.

How can I find a detachment in my area?

Use the site navigation and visit the “Oregon Detachments” page to find an Oregon Detachment near to your location in Oregon. To find detachments of the Marine Corps League in other states use the Detachment Locator at the Marine Corps League National site.