40th Anniversary Marine Corps Mermorial 26 August 2017
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Pikes Peak Detachment
Marine Corps League
​​August 2018
Newsletter
​​​​​​Pikes Peak Detachment
Marine Corps League
Detachment Schedule
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. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
The Marine Corps League was founded by Major General Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of 60,000 is comprised of honorably discharged, active duty and Reserve Marines with 90 days of service or more, and retired Marines and Navy Corpsmen. It includes officer, enlisted, male and female members.
Colorado Springs is home to the Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Named after the mountain that overlooks Colorado Springs, the Marine Corps League Pikes Peak Detachment is comprised of active duty and reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marines with 90 days or more of service, retired Marines and Navy Corpsmen. The detachment does not have an Auxiliary unit. The Pikes Peak Detachment's active membership exceeds 100 members who reside throughout southern Colorado to include Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Monument, Fountain, Security, Widefield and Calhan.
The Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League received its charter 15 June 1970. The prime authority of the Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League is derived from its charter. Its charter is to preserve fundamental USMC traditions and values, and to protect and advance the welfare of Marines and their families. The three initial members of the board of directors were Ryder T. Scobba, Robert E. Smith and Patricia Shook. 

The Marine Corps League is classified as a veterans / military service organization and was formed for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps. It is a not for profit organization within the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 50l (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. 
The Pikes Peak Detachment:
- Participates in the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Program for hospitalized veterans
- Attends funerals and memorial services for fellow Marines
- Participates in patriotic functions 
- Participates in an annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball with active duty Marines based at military commands within Colorado Springs
- Participates in fundraisers to support charity organizations within Colorado Springs
- Participates in community events (Veterans Day Parade, St. Patrick's Day, Labor Day, Territory Days, etc.)
- Participates in Toys for Tots and other community based programs
- Supports and participates in the Young Marine Program
Paul Hinojosa
Commandant 
Programs supported by the Pikes Peak Detachment
 
Marines Helping Marines
Toys For Tots
Young Marines
El Paso County Homeless Veteran's Stand Down
Colorado Wounded Veteran's Run
World War II and Korean War Luncheon
Guide Dogs for Our Heroes
   
 
Pat Carty
Junior Vice Commandant 
Russ Miller
Junior Past Commandant 
Peggy Baldwin
Paymaster
Russ Miller
Quartermaster
History of the Marine Corps League

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 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 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. 
Gary George
Judge Advocate
Terry Crum
Senior Vice / Web Sgt.
Jamie Rogers
Chaplain
Osa Tuck
Sergeant at Arms
Carmella Miller
Adjutant