July 2012

The Marine Corps Association: Pushing Forward Toward a Century of Service

Volume 95, Issue 7

In the early years, there was a humble collection of just 432 members of the Marine Corps Association. Nearly 100 years later, the MCA caters to more than 79,000 members including a wide-ranging number of active-duty Reserve and veteran Marines, their families and friends of the Corps. In the beginning, thenLieutenant Colonel John A. Lejeune, the father of the Association, aimed to bring Marines closer together through education. This still is one of the main goals of the organization and its Marine Corps Association Foundation today.

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