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*MCL National Professional Development Program
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The 2019 Department of Delaware, Marine of the Year is Ray Snyder, General Holcomb Detachment

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Department of Delaware

"Department of Delaware Officers Elected and Appointed for 2019/2020 and Detachment Commandants."

  • Frank Mathers Department Commandant
  • Dick Kollar Department Senior Vice Commandant
  • Frank Del Piano Department Junior Vice Commandant
  • Bill Farley Department Judge Advocate
  • Jack Flood Department Adjutant
  • Diane George Department Paymaster
  • Jodi Beckford Department Chaplain
  • Ralph Willis Department Sergeant at Arms
  • Rich Pounsberry Department Sergeant at Arms
  • Tim Shepke Department Web Sergeant
  • Chuck Landon Department Historian
  • Vacant Department YM Liaison
  • Chuck Landon M4L Liaison
  • Chuck Landon Jr. Past Commandant

  • Detachment Commandants
  • Marty Kwesko Commandant of the First State Detachment
  • Dave Jacobs Commandant of the DE Devil Dogs Detachment
  • Ray Snyder Commandant of the General Thomas Holcomb Detachment
  • Robert Sly Commandant Central Detachment
  • Patrick Feehley, Jr. Commandant Diamond State Detachment
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    Department Staff:

    Frank Mathers
    Dick Kollar
    Frank Del Piano
    Judge Advocate:
    Bill Farley
    Jack Flood
    Diane George
    Jodi Beckford
    Sergeant at Arms:
    Ralph Willis
    Web Sergeant:
    Tim Shepke
    Chuck Landon
    Toys for Tots Chairman:
    William (Bill) Ertle II
    Eagle Scout Coordinator:
    Ralph Willis
    Jr. Past Commandant:
    Chuck Landon
    Sergeant at Arms:
    Rich Pounsberry
    Eagle Scout Coordinator:
    Dave Jacobs

    Useful Links for Marine Corps Veterans..

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    Marine Corps League

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    DEMap2b.jpgMission Statement          
    The Department of Delaware of the Marine Corps League, a band of brothers and sisters consisting of Marines and FMF Corpsmen, and Chaplains as regular members. Other persons interested in the traditions and ideals of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps League join as Associate Members.

    The Delaware Department is organized into a Department Staff and five Detachments located throughout the state. Joined together, they are bonded in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and interests of our beloved United States Marine Corps.

    The Department of Delaware and its Detachments voluntarily aid and render assistance to all Marines, Veteran Marines, FMF Corpsmen,Chaplains, and to their widows and orphans. In addition, the Department takes pride in supporting causes such as the Semper Fi Fund, Marines Helping Marines, the Marine Corps War Memorial Foundation Fund, and other worthy causes with monetary contributions. In so doing, the entire Department perpetuates the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts by observing the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Chaplains, and other Associated Members.

    Commandant's Message 

    "The 2019 Department of Delaware, Marine of the Year is Ray Snyder, General Holcomb Detachment."

    The next Department of Delaware meeting will be on (Saturday) 20 July 2019 @ 1000 hrs.

    Location: Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, 29265 Marshy Hope Way Ocean View, Delaware 19970, Email: PHONE: 302-539-9981

    All members are welcome.

    History of the Marine Corps League

    The Marine Corps League was founded by General John A. Lejeune in 1923, receiving its national Charter by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. It is classified as a veterans/military service organization whose purpose is to promote the interests and preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps; assist fellow Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen,FMF Chaplains, their widows and orphans and participate in various patriotic ceremonies. The league is comprised of honorably discharged as well as reserve and active duty Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen and Chaplains with over 90 days of service. Those individuals that want to participate with the Marine Corps League but do not otherwise qualify may join as Associate Members.


    To join the Marine Corps League


    “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985" Semper Fidelis

     To contact your local MCL Detachment

    To contact your local Marine Corps League (MCL) Detachment just click on the appropriate link on the left

    hand side of this web page for the Detachment closest to you.

    The link will take you to the Detachment's Wesite, where you can get more information on that particular Detachment.


    The MCL Department of Delaware

    Thank You for stopping by and visiting the Department of Delaware Marine Corps League website. The Department invites all active duty & veteran Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains in Delaware to come and see what the Marine Corps League is all about.

    The Department of Delaware Marine Corps League's Charter is dated 29 February 1992. The corporate name of this Department is the Department of Delaware, Inc., and it is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Delaware.

    The Department of Delaware is comprised of 5 Detachments located throughout our Great State:
    1. General Thomas Holcomb Detachment located in Wilmington, DE
    2. Central Delaware Detachment, located in Dover, DE
    3. DE Devil Dog Detachment, located in Seaford, DE
    4. Diamond State Detachment, located in Millsboro, DE
    5. First State Detachment, located in Ocean View, DE but holds their meetings in Ocean City, MD at the American Legion Post.

    The Marines of Delaware are making a difference in our communities and our State with programs like:
    • Youth's physical fitness;
    • Young Marines of the Marine Corps League;
    • Marine Reserve Toys for Tots Program;
    • and the Fallen Marine Program, to name a few.

    We are about Honor, Courage and Commitment. When duty calls, Marines are and have always been the first to fight and we continue to answer the call today. We are Marines helping Marines, Marines helping our communities and Marines helping our Nation.


    Once a Marine - Always a Marine.

    Semper Fidelis!

    Web Sergeant Marine Frank Mathers, Department of Delaware MCL

    344 N. New St,  •  Dover, DE 19901

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