Our Detachment always welcomes new members.  If you have any questions, or just want more information, please either:



Send an email to: MCL-EMAIL


or mail to:

Central Coast MCL Det 680
3940 Broad St. # 7199

San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93401




(scroll down for the History and Purpose of the League)


Who Can Join? 


     The league is comprised of honorably discharged Veteran Marines, past and present, including active and reservist as well as FMF Navy Corpsmen with over 90 days of service.


     Veterans of other military branches of service and civilians who would like to participate with the Marine Corps League but do not otherwise qualify may join as Associate Members.




Click Here for a PDF version of the Application Form to download and fill out.  Send it to:

Central Coast MCL Det 680
3940 Broad St. # 7199

San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93420


            Along with a check for $40 payable to Marine Corps League


Semper Fi



For a PDF copy of the MCL 680 Bylaws            Click Here


Oath of Membership


I, <Your Name;>, in the presence of Almighty God and the members of the Marine Corps League, here assembled, being fully aware of the symbols, motto, principles and purposes, of the Marine Corps League, do solemnly swear, that I will uphold and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Marine Corps League. I will never knowingly wrong, deceive, or defraud the League, to the value of anything. I will never. knowingly wrong or injure or permit any member, or any member's family, to be wronged or injured, if to prevent same is within my power. I will never propose for membership. one known to me. To be unqualified or unworthy to become a member of the League, I further promise to govern my conduct in the League's affairs and in my personal life, in a manner becoming a decent and honorable person, and will never knowingly bring discredit to the League. So help me, God.



HISTORY (from the National site)

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 more than 76,000 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 1000 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.





*  To preserve the traditions, promote the interest and perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps.


*  To band together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps, eligible FMF Corpsmen and those who have been honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, together in fellowship, that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.


*  To help fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve ably as citizens as they have served our nation under arms.


*  To hold sacred the memory and history of the men and women who have given their lives to the Nation.


*  To foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic.


*  To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and FMF Corpsmen, uniformed and civilian, as well as their widows and orphans.


*  To create a bond of comradeship between those in the service and those who have returned to civilian life.


*  To perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of peculiar interest to Marines.