MCRA serves members of the Marine Corps Reserve through promotion of professional development, advocacy for the Marine Corps Reserve, furthering the relevance and value of the Marine Corps Reserve and its individual members, and advancing the interests of the total United States Marine Corps in order to preserve the security of the United States

2022 MFR/MCRA CWO4 VERNON LEUBECKER ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS 

This year the Association held an essay contest to support the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve. The question the authors had to answer was “With the current restructuring of the total force to support Force Design 2030, and the development of near peer capabilities around the world, what skill sets should the Marine Corps Reserve focus on?” After many, many, many essays, we are happy to announce the winners:

1st Place: 1stLt Tyler Vandenberg, his paper - "The “Jointest” Branch: A Future for the Marine Corps Reserve"

2nd Place: 1stLt Alexander D. Dragone, his paper - "Rapidly and Readily Deployable: The USMCR in an Age of Peer-to-Peer Conflict"

3rd Place: LtCol Sarah B. Pezzat, her paper - "Investing in Administration: The Key to Maintaining Tempo"

Each winner will receive a cash prize and a plaque for their exceptional work. The Association would like to also recognize the work of all those that participated in the contest. Another contest will again be held in 2023.

MCRA ANNUAL YEARLY MEETING 

The annual yearly meeting will be a virtual event in 2022. We will be conducting the event on 18 & 19 November. In pursuant to the Associations By-Laws we are now accepting input to any "BY-LAW" changes and we have the following Officers and Board of Director position coming open this year.

Board of Director Position Tour Length   Officer Position Tour Length
National Exec Director 3 years   National President 2 years
Board of Director (At Large 3 years   Secretary 3 years
Board of Director (At Large) 3 years   VP, Professional Development 3 years
4th District Director 3 years   VP, Membership Engagement 3 years
6th District Director 3 years      
9th District Director 3 years      
12th District Director 3 years      

If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, select here, to download a copy of the application form. Once complete, email a copy to USMCRA@USMCRA.ORG. Be a part of the ONLY veteran service organization dedicated to supporting the Marine Reservist. Applications will be accepted until 1 Nov 2022.

MCRA SOCIAL MEDIA EXPANSION 

The MCRA has been working dilegently on expanding our social media outlets.  We are now on YOU-TUBE and SPOTIFY!

       

We now have 9 new PODCASTS for your enjoyment. Please listen and leave a comment to improve our content. Best, we would appreciate it if you were to share. 
SPOTIFY PODCASTS    MCRA YOU TUBE PODCASTS

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