MARINE CORPS LEAGUE POLICY
SUPPORT OF NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER
RETURNING INJURED MARINES
PURPOSE: To provide support for injured
Marine Corps personnel at the National Medical Center from the Marine Corps League Detachments.
POLICY: The Marines Helping Marines
direct Marine Corps League Detachments in their efforts to support injured
Marine Corps personnel located at the National Naval Medical Center in
Bethesda, Maryland. The scope of the support with encompass financial, on
site visits and off side trips to include family outings, dinners, short
trips in support of the individual Marines needs and sporting events as
tickets and opportunity present themselves.
1) The Marine Corps League Commandant will direct a
current officer of the League to manage this program. In lieu of this
selection, Department Chaplain will manage the program at the direction of
2) Each Detachment of the Maryland Marine Corps League is directed to assign
their Chaplain as key and responsible person to plan, direct and manage
their level of support in this Maryland effort.
3) Each Detachment is requested to obtain or contribute money to support
this program in its needs. Marine Corps Policy requires we retain such money
and as needed Marine Liaison at the National Naval Medical Center will
request application of such money. As such, all money applied to this
program will be maintained at the Marines Helping Marines Level; specifically, all money
will be given to the Marines Helping Marines Pay Master who will collect,
disburse, and provide quarterly audited documentation of application of all
4) A key part of this program will be the daily visits to the Medical Center
attending to specific or general needs of our wounded and/or injured
Marines. Each participating Detachment will coordinate t with the Department
Chaplain all visits and support to the Medical Center. This will provide
optimum control for the Medical Center planning for visits and allocation of
personnel. Each Detachment is encouraged to contact Marine Corps Liaison at
the Medical Center to discuss visits and other support programs such as
dinners and/or sporting events. Each Detachment is then directed to
coordinate with the Department Chaplain for coordination of any or all other
events occurring on the same date or time.
5) The Department of Maryland Marine Corps League Chaplain will be
responsible quarterly and annually for reporting the status of the program.
Specific items of this report will be; a) current Detachments involved; b)
activities undertaken by each Detachment; c) current money collected and
applied; and, d) current needs of the program. Each Detachment Chaplain is
responsible for providing to the Department Chaplain their program report on
a timely basis.
6) In the event this policy needs interpretation The Department of Maryland
Marine Corps League Commandant will be the sole authority on these matters.
For the good of the Department of Maryland Marine Corps League, the
decisions will be final.