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Commandant
Terry Connell
Sr. Vice Commandant
Wayne Klootwyk 
Jr. Vice Commandant
Gregg Burke
Paymaster
Scott Hicks
  
Adjutant
Frank Grantz
Judge Advocate / Quartermaster
Bob Hamady
Chaplain
Jackie Gudino
 
Sgt-at-Arms
Steve Lenker
Web Sgt. / Grants Officer
Rocco Imbesi
  
Past Commandant
Rob Burke
   
Trustees 2 Year:
Loy Roberson
Justin Burke
Brian Daniels
Trustees 1 Year:
Ernie Wheeler
Chuck Norrman
Sam Westphal

Ceremonial Officer

Public Relations Officer
Loy Roberson
Historian
Toys for Tots
Bruce Wilkinson
 
History of the Corps courtesy GlobalSecurity.org

Although most Marine Corps service during the Civil War was with the Navy, a battalion fought at Bull Run, and other units saw action with blockading squadrons at Cape Hatteras, New Orleans, Charleston and Fort Fisher. During the last third of the 19th century, Marines made numerous landings around the world, especially in the orient and the Caribbean.

Following the Spanish-American War in 1898, Marines fought during the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion in China, in Nicaragua, Panama, The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and Haiti.

In World War I, Marines distinguished themselves on the battlefields of France, as the 4th Marine Brigade earned the title of "Devil Dogs" for actions at Belleau Wood, Soissons, St. Michiel, Blanc Mont and the final Muesse-Argonne offensive. Marine aviation, which began in 1912, was used for the first time in a close-air support role during WWI. More than 309,000 Marines served in France and more than a third were killed or wounded in six months of intense fighting.


    Marine "Devil Dogs" at Belleau Wood, France   
During the two decades before World War II, the Marine Corps began to more completely develop its doctrine and organization for amphibious warfare. The success of this effort was proven at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, New Britain, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. By the war’s end in 1945, the Corps had grown to include six divisions, five air wings and supporting troops, about 485,000 Marines. Nearly 87,000 Marines were killed or wounded during WWII and 82 earned the Medal of Honor.



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