Members of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions, promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Detachment 1316 is made up of Veterans and family members who served our Country and now seek to serve our community and those in need. An updated photo will be posted here soon. However see our Leadership tab for further information.
Semper Fi Brothers and Sisters,
I am writing you to let you know about an outstanding book being released on 11 July 2023; "LEAD LIKE A MARINE"
The book is authored by a dynamic duo, and Marine Corps League members, from Greenville, South Carolina: Captain John Warren and Master Sergeant John Thompson, (ret.). Here's what the authors have to say about their work:
"We have written a book LEAD LIKE A MARINE that goes on sale July 11th. This is a deeply personal book highlighting our time serving together in Lima Company, 3/8, in Ramadi and the lessons we learned. As two decorated Marines, we realized very quickly that Corporate America didn’t know what to do with us once we came home. But we knew that the Corps doesn't produce mindless drones - they trained us to be warriors in adaptability, initiative, and courage.
In the spirit of Marine Corps...We want to show everyone that there’s a reason the Marine Corps is one of the last trusted institutions in America—we do things the right way and the honorable way.
In the book, we tell of tremendous Marine heroism in our many combat stories. This includes the first detailed narrative of one of our Marines, Corporal Michael Ouellette, who earned the Navy Cross for his bravery and sacrifice in the Nawzad district of Afghanistan. As you will see in our video below, we are offering Marines who pre-order the book, the opportunity to instantly receive an advanced copy of the last chapter entitled, “Lead from the Front,” which tells Mike’s amazing story."
Here is a quick link for you:
I hope you will find the offer interesting and pre-order a copy for you or someone you know.
Thanks and Semper Fi,
Commandants Mid-Term Report 2023
Semper Fi Marines, Associates and Supporters,
It's hard to believe we’ve passed the mid point of 2023 already! So far this year we have been busy and active in the Community. Our Roll-Over-Raffle for 2023 has allowed us to donate $1200.00 to the Community and Veteran Service organizations in the first two Quarters. We've attended the Department Convention in Farmington last April where the Detachment was honored with a National Commendation. Our own Rick Young, has won both the Detachment and Department Marine of the Year awards this year. The Division Conference was held in St. George, Utah, and we look forward to the National Convention being held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in August. We held our First Detachment Yard Sale Fundraiser in May and it was quite a success. Perhaps this will be the start if something good for the Detachment on an annual basis. We have a few more Fundraisers in the planning stages in the next few months. The Detachment spearheaded the Rio Rancho Memorial Day Ceremony again this year. Our Brother, and Department Commandant, Chuck Walters, put a touching and solemn ceremony together, that truly captured the dignity of Memorial Day. With more events upcoming we should have a busy second half of the year.
Our Marine Corps Ball Committee has put together an outstanding Ball for our 248 th Birthday. The Ball will be held on our birthday, November 10, 2023, at Santa Ana Casino Resort. This will be our best Marine Corps Ball since the end of COVID lockdowns. We will be celebrating the birth of our beloved Corps with a special nod to the 100th Anniversary of our Marine Corps League. You don’t want to miss this event! Recruiting new members is always a challenge, however the past three years have proven to be good years, so far. Our numbers however, remain somewhat flat do to illness, transfers and members who've made their final salute. We are continually looking for energetic, open minded and creative Marines to help carry us forward. If you fit that bill, or know someone that does, bring them to a meeting, sponsor them and let’s get them active in the Detachment. The second half of the year should be eventful, get active and participate with us.
The LCpl Christopher Adlesperger Detachment is here to support the Community, Veterans, Marines and their Families. Join us and feel the power of our numbers!
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General Member meetings open to all on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the American Legion, Post 118 in Rio Rancho.
Marine Corps League
LCpl. Christopher Adlesperger
P.O. Box 44304
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4304
1500 Barbara Loop Southeast, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124, United States
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