Join us for our General Meetings which are held once a month on the fourth Tuesday. We always start with a social gathering at 6:00pm.
The business meeting begins at 6:30pm and we typically wrap up the business meeting by 7:30pm.
The Gator Detachment is made up primarily of Marine veterans and friends. We formed in Alachua County in 1998. Our members are from Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne and other surrounding towns. Our members were Marines and Corpsmen of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, as well as peacetime Marines. We are men and women. We were grunts, logistics, artillery, admin, supply, operations, cooks and many other MOS's, but we were all riflemen and Marines. We now exist to serve not only as a group where Marines of all eras bond together, but unite in efforts to do things for our community. Joined with us are men and women who were not Marines but choose to serve beside us, helping us in our missions. Check us out.
In February we wil hold elections for COMMANDANT, SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT, JUNIOR VICE COMMANDANT and JUDGE ADVOCATE. Per our bylaws, the nominations were opened at the January general meeting and will be reopened in February at the general meeting just prior to elections. Commandant Vernon Kisling has announced he will not seek reelection but will be glad to serve on the Board of Trustees as the JUNIOR PAST COMMANDANT. We have one nominee so far for each position: Matt Yakubsin for Commandant; Gary Van Cleef for Senior Vice Commandant, Bryan Chrisp for Junior Vice Commandant and John Murdoch for Judge Advocate. Other positions, including Adjutant/Paymaster, Sergeant At Arms and Chaplain are all appointed positions and will addressed by the next Commandant.
It was dinner with ribeye steaks, chicken and salmon. It was our traditional ceremony, the Commandant's annual message video and a Guest of Honor. It was raffles and photographs. It was dinner and dancing with the music of Crooked Counsel. The Marine Corps' 248th Birthday celebration was traditionally precise and casually entertaining.
MCL SHIPS STORE
Need a cover and emblem? Need a white aviator shirt and the dress blue trousers? Need ribbons or medals? You can purchase these items from the National Ship Store. The site has been revised and is much easier to use now. Click on the link and browse their store. Great place to shop.
Become a Member
Regular membership is available to honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsman and FMF Chaplains. Associate membership is available to most everyone else. Membership includes a subscription to the Semper Fi magazine, a publication of the Marine Corps League. Review our membership application and join today to be part of something special.
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