Dear Marine Corps Association, Please accept my personal thanks for your very generous gift of the 2008 Commandants Reading List library books. They were well received by all the Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Your wonderful gift greatly boosted our morale while providing support to the Global War on Terrorism. Even more importantly, you reminded us of the support we have from the Marine Corps Association. Please relay my heartfelt gratitude to your caring people...
MCA&F 2012 Combat Development Dinner
The Fall 2012 Combat Development Dinner was co-hosted by MCA&F along with the Marine Corps Combat Development Command on 18 October at the Clubs at Quantico. Held several times each year, the Combat Development Dinners provide a professional development opportunity to explore Marine combat development and integration and related issues. This dinner featured LtGen Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command as the featured Speaker.
LtGen Jon M. Davis
The event began with a no-host reception which included a musical interlude by a detachment from the Quantico Marine Band. When the dinner guests were assembled in the banquet hall, a Color Guard detachment from the Quantico Ceremonial Platoon, conducted a traditional presentation and retirement of the Colors, followed by an invocation by the Marine Corps Base Chaplain, Captain Milton Gianulis, USN. Following some brief welcoming remarks and sponsor acknowledgements by MCA&F President and Chief Executive Officer, MajGen Edward Usher, the dinner guests sat down to an enjoyable meal of prime rib.
Band Detachment Serenade
Color Guard Ceremony
MCA&F President & CEO, MajGen Edward Usher
Chaplain Gianulis giving dinner invocation
Midway through the dessert course LtGen Richard Mills, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration took the stage to introduce the guest speaker. He thanked the MCA&F for supporting Marines and for hosting and organizing the dinner, thanked the evening’s sponsors for their support and then set the environment for the guest speaker by pointing out that Marines were used to fighting on the sea, in the air and on land but now had a new environment with which to contend – that of cyber space.
LtGen Davis took the lectern and made a presentation about the unique nature of cyber warfare and operations and the Marine Corps role, missions, systems and planning efforts in that environment.
Here are some pictures of the event taken by MCA&F Staff Photographer Ron Lunn:
MCAF News and Announcements
Sergeant David Holloway and Lance Corporal Raymond Thomastamayo received quarterly awards from the Marine Corps Association & Foundation as part of the association’s worldwide effort to recognize outstanding Marines.
PFC Nathan S. Trefethan, from Sacramento, Calif., was recognized with the award at the April 19, 2013 India Company graduation for 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
At The Basic School, Marines are taught to learn from the examples set forth by past leaders. That legacy was permanetly etched for the recent honor grad of TBS's Fox Company and the recipient of the 1stLt Baldomero Lopez Honor Graduate Award.
Marine Security Guard may have been a “B” billet for GySgt Luis Vasquezestrada but it was a role he put his heart into.
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Past MCAF Events
Dear MajGen Usher,
Please allow me to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to you and the members of the Board of Governors of the Marine Corps Association for the recognition and generous gift associated with the 2011 Col Bevan G. Cass Professional Writing Award. It was the utmost honor for me to even be recommended for consideration and I am proud to be associated with Colonel Cass and his contributions both as a Marine and as the first Executive Officer of the MCA. Thank you...
Sir (MajGen Edward Usher),
I wanted to thank you and the Marine Corps Association for the tremendous support we have received over the past many weeks. Our Command Post Dedication Ceremony was a momentous occasion for all in attendance, particularly the many veterans of the 1st Marine Division. Colonel Ford played a huge role in that by helping gather and make available a large number of pictures of 1/1 in action over the years which now adorn our new CP. We are also very...
I received the package today ( Thurs. 2/9), The Award is beautiful, it will display well with my other Collectibles. Although it is not the same format that I was presented in 1968, it was worth waiting 43 years to receive. I have a photo of the original presentation to display with the plaque.
Thanks again for your efforts to make a former Marine proud.
Sarah Cohen & All Our Friends At MCA:
Last week, I travelled to Philadelphia and joined many of our wounded, ill, and injured marines at the Union League to listen to a PME from General Mattis. As expected, it was an incredible evening. Every servicemember, and civilian, who attended was absolutely inspired by his disscusion. He made some outstanding points regarding the end of operations in Iraq and the furture of our involvement in Afghanistan.
All of us had a great...
We had a successful trip to Antietam last week and on behalf of AITB E I want to thank MCA for their support. This trip was truly unbelievable and there is no amount of time spent in discussion that could have replicated actually being on the battlefield. Being able to stand on the same grounds where so many perished and put yourself in their shoes trying to relive that day both tactically and emotionally was absolutely invaluable. This trip met all facets of leadership development and...