Who is eligible for associate membership?
Those individuals not qualified for regular membership in the Marine Corps League, who espouse the principles and purposes of the Marine Corps League as contained in its Congressional Charter, may upon application to the Detachment be accepted for associate membership in the Marine Corps League and Detachment #606. If the applicant for associate membership has served with another service branch, he/she shall have served under honorable conditions. Proof of such service may be required. Associate members, upon acceptance, will pay dues in the same amounts as prescribed for regular members, including initiation fees. A membership pin and membership card similar to the design and style of the approved regular membership pin and membership card, indicating “Associate Member” will be issued by National Headquarters. Uniform and cover, including ornamental device/emblems and lettering, will be established by the National Uniform committee and will be enforced by the Detachment. An associate member shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits of a regular member, except as provided herein. Such members may not vote nor hold elective office (specifically Commandant, Sr. Vice Commandant, Jr. Vice Commandant, Judge Advocate) within the Detachment, nor any elected or staff offices at Department or National level. An associate member in the Detachment may hold staff officer or appointed positions and may vote on the internal affairs of the Detachment or on matters not affecting Marine Corps League policy. Associate members may not vote on any membership application for regular membership.