The Marine Corps League is proud to support our Marines in many areas. We have 10 Divisions covering 48 Departments, and over 1,140 Detachments in communities across the Country. The Marine Corps League is the only congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps related veterans' organizations in the United States. Its congressional charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. Major General John A. LeJeune, the 13th Marine Corps Commandant was one of our founding members.
The Department of Oklahoma reports to the Southern Division (Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas). The Department has eight subordinate detachments within the state of Oklahoma, and each has a separate chain of command consisting of a Commandant, Senior Vice, Jr. Vice and Judge Advocate as elected Officers. Every detachment has their own By Laws and Administrative procedures (in accordance with Roberts Rules) which are a direct reflection of our higher authority, Marine Corps League National.
We have several scholarship/award programs including the Merchant Marine Academy Marine-Option Honor Graduate, Marine Corps University LtGen Lejeune (luh-jern) Leadership Award, Delta Dental Scholarship, and college scholarships through the Marine Corps League Foundation.
With our partners at the Marine Corps Association, we produce the Marine Military Expositions including Modern Day Marine Expo, Marine West Expo, and Marine South Expo.
We have many programs supporting our Marines, their families, and our community:
Veteran Service Officers (VSO)
Scouting/Eagle Scout Program
Young Marines Program
Youth Physical Fitness Program
Marine Roses Program
POW/MIA Remembrance speech
Rifle and Pistol Competition Matches
Volunteer Assistance Veterans Service (VAVS)
Honor Guard / Color Guard program