Free State Marine Detachment  #544,
Marine Corps League

The Freestate Marine Detachment meets at 7:30PM on the second Wednesday of each month at the Omaha Beach #7, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter Home located at
8205 Laurel Bowie Rd in Bowie, MD

About the
Marine Corps League


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, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains, 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 particular interest to Marines.


The Marine Corps League is organized around Marine detachments which are formed at the community level.  Each detachment, including Free State elects officers once a year in March. In our case, incumbents are encouraged to serve at least two years. Traditionally line officers (e.g. those elected: Commandant, Senior Vice, and Junior Vice) “work the chairs,” starting as Junior Vice Commandant.  Other officers and positions are appointed by the Detachment Commandant.

Brian Allard


Donal Alexander

Senior Vice Commandant

Ron Muko

Junior Vice Commandant

Ray Chatary

Adjutant | Paymaster

Gerry Bowersox

Sergrant at Arms

Gerard Devlin

Judge Advocate

Lee Tuveson


Jerry George

Web Sergeant

Marine Corps League

Regular Membership

To be eligible for Regular member in the MCL a person must meet one of the following criteria:

Serving, or have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps “on active duty”, for not less than ninety (90) days. Serving or have served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and earned no less than ninety (90) reserve retirement credit points. United States Navy Corpsmen who have trained and served with USMC Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) units in excess of ninety (90) days and have earned the Marine Corps device (clasp) worn on the service ribbon, and others who have earned the Warfare Device authorized for FMF Corpsmen. United States Navy Chaplains having earned the FMF Badge serving with Marines.

Life Membership

Regular members in good standing are encouraged to become life members.  Current life member dues cant be found here:

MCL National: Life Memberships

Marines and other prospective members are encouraged to contact the detachment for more information.  Please note that any regular membership requires that a DD-214 be submitted with the application.

Associate Membership

Those individuals who are not qualified to join as regular members of the MCL may be accepted as Associate Members.

Membership Application


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