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*3rd Annual Golf Tournament
*Meetings and Accolades
*Memorial / Sick / In Distress
*Other Events
*Our History
*Parades/Color Guard
*Leadership Award
*Steak Night
*Toys for Tots/Soles for Tots

Up Coming Events

3rd Wednesday: our monthly meeting at the Middleburg American Legion Post 250,3939 CR 218 at 1900.

4th Saturday: Vets BINGO day. We recently began going to the Clyde E. Lassen State Vets Nursing Home located at 4650 SR 16 in St. Augustine. The times are from 1400 to about 1530. Contact the Commandant, Barry Brown, for more details.

Every Monday morning we meet to have breakfast at 0700 (Grumpy's on Kingsley Ave.)

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Officers: Email Contacts

Barry Brown
Senior Vice Commandant:
Johnny Thomas
Junior Vice:
Dawn Salmons
Don Okuley
Judge Advocate:
Gayward Hendry
Jack Campbell
Pesquale Wojsiechowski
Public Affairs:
Ken Plato
Jr Past Commandant:
Scott Westervelt
Web Sgt:
Randy Case

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What is the Marine Corps League and what does it do?

Mission Statement: Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

History: The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of nearly 61,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year. The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 48 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 900 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff. The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(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.

Where are we? We're located in Clay County Florida, Just south of Jacksonville. Come Join us!

General Roy S. Geiger Detachment, #1047

See our 3rd Annual Veterans Golf Tournament in detachment happenings and the web site page!

Commandant's Observation Post 

COMMANDANT'S OP - Posted March 20, 2018.

Thanks for checking out our web page. This is one of the means our detachment uses to inform its members and guests about our activities and such. You can also check out our Facebook page. Just search for General Roy S. Geiger MCL. I also send out communications via email. Those are pretty much restricted to members and friends of the detachment. We are trying to increase our footprint in the community through our weekly breakfast, honor guard, Soles for Tots, 4th of July Pistol Match, Veterans Day Golf Tournament, and of course Toys for Tots. If you are a Marine, Navy Corpsman, or Chaplain, I invite you to join us at breakfast or our monthly meeting and consider becoming a regular member. Others may be considered for associate membership. Itís a great group, and to me, the best way to embrace the Corps after your service.

Thanks and Semper Fi,


COMMANDANTíS OP - Posted March 14,2017.

Greetings to all,

One of my biggest hopes is to increase our communication among us. Our newsletter is part of a resurrection of that hope. I try to pass on as much as I can, and Iíd really like to hear some feedback from the membership. As I think Iíve said before you arenít going to hurt my feelings. Please feel free to shoot me an email. I donít answer the phone if I donít recognize the number, so leave a voicemail please. Iím sure the rest of the staff feels the same way. If you would rather talk to someone else, again, it wonít hurt my feelings. I believe we all want to know how to improve our relationships. Finally, talk to each other. We need the feedback regardless of the origin. We have a wealth of knowledge within our group. If you havenít been involved with us, talk to someone who has and vice versa, if you are involved, talk to someone who isnít I want to wish you all the best of everything. And remember, it could always be worse.

Semper Fi, Barry

Detachment Commandant, Barry Brown

PS By the way, after looking at my picture ďI may not be as lean or mean as I used to, but, by God, I am a Marine!Ē

Officer's Phone Numbers for Contact

Brown, Barry - Commandant, 904-382-9515

Thomas, Johnny - Senior Vice, 904-535-3351

Salmons, Dawn - Junior Vice, 904-699-9465

Okuley, Don - Adjutant, 217-497-9420

TBA - Paymaster,

Wojciechowski, Pesquale "Ski" - Sergeant-At-Arms, 252-725-0091

Hendry, Gayward - Judge Advocate, 904-673-8892

Campbell, Jack - Chaplain, 904-705-8065

Plato, Ken - Public Affairs, 904-291-7372

Case, Randy - Web Sgt 904-309-2914


Here's a link to our membership tri-fold which includes the application. Tri-Fold Side one App Tri-Fold Side two

Scan our QR code on your smart phone to access our web site from your smart phone!

Detachment Happenings!
3nd Annual Veterans Golf Tournament - November 2, 2018 - Eagle Harbor Golf Course

We're having our annual golf tournament @ the Eagle Harbor Golf Course. Sign up now.

The date of the event is November 2, 2018 -Registration at 1100 with a shotgun start at 1300.

Please Register with or call 904-349-6606.

The detachment picnic is July 15th from 1100-1400 at Spring Park in Green Cove Springs. Mission BBQ is catering! Yum Yum! See you all there. RSVP Gayward Hendry by July 8th.

Freedom Pistol Match July 5-9 2017 at Basics Shooting Range in Orange Park, Florida.

For more details contact Johnny Thomas - Senior Vice, 904-535-3351.

Fish Fry this Saturday, March 18th, at 11:30 at the Lake Asbury Community Center at 282 Branscomb Rd. Please come out for a little socializing and good food. There is no cost to you, but we are limiting attendance to members and any prospective members. Hope to see you there and meet a few possible new members.

We will no longer have a steak night, but watch your email for monthly social meetings!

The Golf Tournament was a success. We plan on having another this year. Thank you to all players and sponsors!

 Detachment By-Laws
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Detachment #1047 By-Laws

To see the Department or National By-Laws go to our web site link section on the left of this web page.

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phone: 904-349-6606

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