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You can apply for membership by:

  • Downloading the Application Form - as a PDF and fill out, sign and mail
    - OR -
  • Completing the Application Online - Use the form on the right to submit your application online.

    NOTE: Unless you are currently on active duty, you will be required to submit to the Det leadership a copy of your DD214.
Memberships

There are two types of membership applications for the Marine Corps League.

Regular membership is restricted to those who have served a minimum of 90 days in the Marine Corps and/or possess an Honorable Discharge. U.S. Navy Corpsman who served in the Fleet Marine Force are also eligible for regular membership.

Associate membership is available for non-Marine Corps veterans. Associate members are not eligible to hold elective offices or vote on Marine Corps League policy. Associate members can be active in all other endeavors of the detachment to include holding committee chairmanships.

Note to applicants: Unless you are currently on active duty, you will be required to submit to the Det leadership a copy of your DD214. Your DD-214 will be filed by the paymaster and used only by the detachment to verify military service.

You can complete your application by:

    • Downloading the Application Form - as a PDF and fill out, sign and mail
      - OR -
    • Completing the Application Online - Use the form below to complete your application online.

      NOTE:
      Unless you are currently on active duty, you will be required to submit to the Det leadership a copy of your DD214.

  Complete the Online Application Form
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Membership Type: Life   Regular   
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

I hereby apply for regular membership in the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment, Marine Corps League and will submit my fee of $30.00 for one year's membership.

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I hereby apply for associate membership in the Marine Corps League as a Member-at-Large (MAL), and and will submit my fee of $30.00 for one year's membership. Includes free subscription to "Semper Fi", the magazine of the Marine Corps League.

I hereby certify that I am currently serving or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, on active duty, for not less than ninety (90) days and earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, or have served or am currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and have earned no less than ninety (90) Reserve Retirement Credit Points or that I have served or am currently serving as a U.S. Navy Corpsman 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. If discharged, I am in receipt of a DD Form 214 or Certificate of Discharge indicating "Honorable Service". (Honorable Service will be defined by the last Form 214 or Certificate of Discharge that the applicant received). General discharge under Honorable Conditions is acceptable. By signature on this application, I hereby agree to provide proof of honorable service/discharge upon request. I hereby authorize the National Executive Director, Marine Corps League to obtain an un-redacted copy of my latest DO Form 214 from the Marine Corps custodian of Official Military Personnel Files (IMPF, and/or verification of honorable service if deemed necessary to verify my eligibility for regular membership in the Marine Corps League. l understand the DD Form 214 may contain information such as military awards, training, and character of service. (Korean War Era Marines see National Bylaws, Article 6, Section 600).

Oath of Membership - Regular Members
Check if you certify the following:
In the presence of Almighty God, and the members of the Marine Corps League here assembled, being fully aware of the symbols, motto, principles and purposes of the Marine Corps League, 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 wrong, deceive or defraud the League as to the value of anything. I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit any 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 honorable person and will never knowingly bring discredit to the League, so help me God.

Oath of Membership - Associate Members
Check if you certify the following:

In the presence of Almighty God, and the members of the Marine Corps League here assembled, being fully aware that as an Associate Member, I will not be permitted to hold an 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 wrong, deceive or defraud the League as to the value of anything. I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit any 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 honorable person and will never knowingly bring discredit to the League, so help me God.

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