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The Cpl J.R. Spears Detachment #066 was originally founded January 19,1984 by William D. Carter, a Korean War veteran, who reached the rank of Sergeant, and was known as the William Carter Detachment. In 2005 the members decided to change the name of the detachment to the Cpl J.R. Spears Detachment to honor the 2000th serviceman to be KIA in Iraq.

The Cpl J.R. Spears Detachment #066, is active in the local community. Aside from our monthly meetings we attend festivals and fairs, participate in parades and other events, host an annual car show and craft fair, support veteran related programs and activities and sponsor youth programs such as the Young Marines and Miracle League.

The Marine Corps League was founded by Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of nearly 56,000 is comprised of honorably discharged, active duty and Reserve Marines with 90 days of service or more, and retired Marines. It includes officer, enlisted, male and female members.

The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected national staff officers who serve as trustees. Day to day operations are under the control of an executive director who supervises the national headquarters staff, located at 8626 Lee Highway in Fairfax, Virginia.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its charter and from its annual national convention held in August in different major U. S. cities. The National Commandant has operational control over the National Headquarters staff and the National Board of Trustees, who in turn coordinate the efforts of 47 department, or State entities, and the activities of over 812 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas.

The League is classified as a veterans / military service organization and was formed for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps. It is a not for profit organization within the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 50l (c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps
To join the Marine Corps League as a regular member, you must have served in the United States Marine Corps or FMF Corpsmen for more than 90 days, and, if discharged, discharged honorably and provide a copy of your DD214.

To become an Associate Member of the Marine Corps League, you must support the aims and ideals of the Marine Corps League. Dues for Associate Members are the same as that of a Regular Member.
Monthly meetings are held at the Florida National Guard Armory, 8790 Grow Drive, Pensacola, FL on the second Tuesday of each month at 1900. Click here for a map.
Mission Statement
Membership Application
Print out the below form and mail to:

Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 3491
Milton, FL 32572
Make check payable to Marine Corps League

Or bring the form with you to our next meeting.
As of 01Jan14 the dues are $45.00 for member renewals. New members are $45.00 plus $7.00 ($52 total) which covers the cost of name tag.

Life member dues:
35 and under $500.00
36-50 $400.00
50-64 $300.00
65 and over $200.00
If transferring in from another detachment please use the following form:
Transfer Form