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*4th Annual Golf Tournament
*Meetings and Accolades
*Memorial / Sick / In Distress
*Other Events
*Our History
*Parades/Color Guard
*Leadership Award
*Coming Soon!
*Toys for Tots/Soles for Tots

Up Coming Events

3rd Wednesday: Our monthly meeting at 34 Industrial Loop, Unit 208, in Orange Park 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, Johnny Thomas, for more details.

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

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Saturday May 25
1:30pm-4:30pm Vets Bingo - St. Augustine Vets home.

Monday May 27
7:00am-8:00am Breakfast @ Grumpy's on Kingley Ave, OP.

5:00am-12:00am Memorial Day

Officers: Email Contacts

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

Web Site Links Section

National MCL

National MCL By-Laws

Florida Dept MCL

Florida MCL By-Laws

Toys for Tots

Devil Dogs

MCL Auxiliary

Young Marines

Boy Scouts

MCRD Parris Island

MCRD San Diego

MCB Quantico

Official USMC Site

Marine Recruiting


Florida Vets Info

DD-214 Info

VFW Post #8255

American Legion Post #250
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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 4th Annual Veterans Golf Tournament in detachment happenings and the web site page!

Commandant's Observation Post 

I see you looking!

NEW COMMANDANT'S OP - Post to follow!

April 21, 2019.

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. 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.

Officer's Phone Numbers for Contact

Thomas, Johnny - Commandant, 904-535-3351

Lewis, Ansil - Senior Vice.

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

Okuley, Don - Adjutant, 217-497-9420

Wainwright, Fred - Paymaster, 904.612.0054

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

Brown, Barry - Junior Past Commandant, 904-382-9515


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!
4th Annual Veterans Golf Tournament - Planning Now!

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

The date of the event is November 2019 -Registration at 1100 with a shotgun start at 1300. Planning Now!

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 2019 at Basics Shooting Range in Orange Park, Florida.

For more details contact Johnny Thomas - Commandant, 904-316-9465.

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
Click on the link to see our detachment by-laws.

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.

34 Industrial Loop N, Unit 208  •  Orange Park, FL 32073
phone: 904-535-3351

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