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Regular Membership

1.
 Only persons who are currently serving or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine    
Corps, on active duty for not less than ninety (90) days*.
2.  Only persons who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
and have earned no less than ninety (90) Reserve Retirement Credit Points.
3.  Only persons that have served or are currently serving as a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has
trained with Marine FMF Units in excess of ninety (90) days and earned the Marine Corps
Device (clasp) or Warfare Device worn on the Service Ribbon, authorized for FMF Corpsmen; or have served or are currently serving as a U.S. Navy Chaplain and have earned the FMF Badge serving with Marines.
4.  If discharged, persons are in receipt of a DD Form 214 or Certificate of Discharge indicating "Honorable Service" ("Honorable Service" will be defined by the last Form 214 or Certificate of Discharge that the applicant received). General Discharge under Honorable Conditions is acceptable.  Persons will be required to provide proof prior to acceptance of application.  Original Documents are examined and returned immediately to the person.   Typically, the night you attend a meeting and are sworn into the Detachment.   
5.  Service Number is required. (If it is not provided, you will be joined as an Associate Member)
6.  Annual fee is $35.00 for one (1) year’s membership.
7.  Includes free subscription to “SEMPER FI, The Magazine of the Marine Corps League”

*   Korean War era Marines See National Bylaws Article 6, Section 600 (a)


Oath of Regular Membership

I, _______________________, in the presence of Almighty God, do solemnly swear or affirm
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 deceive or defraud the League to the
value of anything.  I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit and member or any
member’s family to be wronged or injured if to prevent the 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.


Associate Membership

1.
 Those individuals not qualified for regular membership in the Marine Corps League who
espouse the principles and purposes of the Marine Corps League as contained in its
Congressional Charter may upon application to the Jersey Shore Leathernecks Detachment be
accepted for associate membership in the Marine Corps League.  
2.  Associate members will pay dues in the same amount as prescribed for Regular
members.  An associate member shall be entitled to the rights, privileges, and benefits of a
regular member, however, such member shall not vote on a membership application, an
election of officers, or hold an elective office.   
3.  Associate Members may vote on internal Detachment affairs provided such vote does not
affect a policy of the Marine Corps League.    
4.  Annual fee is $35.00 for one (1) year’s membership.   Life Memberships are available.
5.  Includes free subscription to “SEMPER FI, The Magazine of the Marine Corps League”

See also:  National Bylaws, Article 6, Section 600 (b)


Oath of Associate Membership

I, ______________________, in the presence of Almighty God, being fully aware that as an
Associate Member I will not be permitted to hold elective office or to vote on Marine Corps
league policy, a membership application or an election of officers, do solemnly swear or affirm
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 deceive or defraud the League to the
value of anything.  I will never knowingly wrong or injure or permit and member or any
member’s family to be wronged or injured if to prevent the 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.


Annual Membership Fee      $35.00


Life Membership

Regular Members and Associate Members are all qualified for Life Membership.  

Life Rates starting 1 Jan 2014                                                               
age to and including 35 years          $500.00                        
age 36 to and including 50 years     $400.00
age 51 to and including 64 years     $300.00
over 65 years                                   $200.00


You may become a Life Member immediately upon joining the Detachment.   You would be
required to pay your first years Annual Fee plus the Life Member Fee.   

Example:  66 year old New Member who wants to become a Life Member immediately.
$35.00 + $200.00 = $235.00


Dual Membership  and  Dual Life Membership

1.  Any Member or Associate Member of another Detachment can become a Dual Member or Dual Life Member of this Detachment.
2.  Dual Membership means you belong to more than one Detachment.  Dual in this case could mean 2, 3, 4 or more Detachment's.
3.  You must pay your Annual Fee or Life Membership Fee to each Detachment that you
belong to.   
4.  You will be required to qualify the same any Regular or Associate Member as described
above.