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Department of Delaware

"Department of Delaware Officers Elected and Appointed for 2016/2017 and Detachment Commandants."

  • Ray Snyder Department Commandant
  • Chuck Landon Department Senior Vice Commandant
  • Frank Mathers Department Junior Vice Commandant
  • Bill Strickland Department Judge Advocate
  • Jack Flood, Jr. Department Adjutant
  • Diane George Department Paymaster
  • John Bailey Department Chaplain
  • Frank Tulley Department Sergeant at Arms
  • Frank Mathers Department Web Sergeant
  • TBD Department Newsletter Editor
  • Joe Fitzgerald Department Historian
  • Fred Wise Past Department Commandant

  • Frank Del Piano Commandant of the First State Detachment
  • Mike Fleetwood Commandant of the DE Devil Dogs Detachment
  • Leroy Edler Commandant of the General Thomas Holcomb Detachment
  • Ralph Willis Commandant Central Detachment
  • Dick Kollar Commandant of the Diamond State Detachment
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    June 2016
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    Department Staff:

    Ray Snyder
    Sr. Vice Commandant:
    Chuck Landon
    Jr. Vice Commandant:
    Frank Mathers
    Judge Advocate:
    Bill Strickland
    Jack Flood, Jr.
    Diane George
    John Bailey
    Sergeant at Arms:
    Frank Tulley
    Web Sergeant:
    Frank Mathers
    Joe Fitzgerald
    Toys for Tots Chairman:
    William (Bill) Ertle II
    Eagle Scout Coordinator:
    Ralph Willis
    Commission of Veteran Affairs:
    William Farley
    Department Jr. Past Commandant:
    Fred Wise

    Useful Links for Marine Corps Veterans..

    First State Det 689

    Delaware Devil Dog Det 780

    Diamond State Det 704

    MCL National

    MCL Mideast Division

    MCL Ship's Store

    Semper Fi Fund

    Toys For Tots

    Military Records-DD-214

    US Dept of VA

    DE Commission of VA

    Marines Helping Marines

    Women Marines Assoc.

    Marine Corps Museum

    MCL Foundation

    Young Marines

    Make the Connection for Vet.

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    Marine Corps League

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    DEPT_OF_DE_LOGO_gold_2.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 2016 Department of Delaware, Marine of the Year is Jack Flood, Devil Dogs Detachment."

    The next Department of Delaware Quarterly meeting will be held on TBD July 2016
    at 1000. Coffee Mess at 0930. All members are welcome to attend but please notify
    your Detachment Commandant if you plan to attend.

    All Department meetings, with the exception of the Department Annual Convention,
    will be at the US Army Reserve Center located at 344 N. New St, Dover, DE 19901.

    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


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     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.

    2016 Mideast Division Conference


    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. 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 View, DE and Berlin, MD.

    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, for the Department of Delaware MCL

    344 N. New St,  •  Dover, DE 19901

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