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


The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment: Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Rafael Rodriguez, currently assigned as SgtMaj, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Quantico, Virginia, has been selected to replace Army Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND, FL.



The historic passing of The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act that focuses on exposure to toxic Burn Pits would not have been possible without THE advocacy and years of telling the stories of those who need this essential support.  Since the PACT Act was passed August 10, 2022, VBA has already taken significant steps to prepare for when claims processing begins January 1, 2023. These efforts include making toxic exposure screening available and retroactively allowing Veterans to apply for benefits regarding more than 20 new presumptive conditions introduced under the PACT Act as of August 10. The below information will assist you as you navigate your PACT ACT claim. 

Camp Lejeune poisoned water caused higher rates of Parkinson’s

 Veterans and their family members who were exposed to contaminated water while living at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune are 70% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than other service members, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. The findings are the latest confirmation of the lifelong, devastating effects of the toxic water at the site from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. It also potentially adds new fodder to dozens of civil lawsuits pending against the government for the hazardous conditions there, which may have harmed more than 1 million individuals stationed at the North Carolina base.

For full here  To see your rights under the PACT ACT, see above.

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The MCRA latest PODCAST focuses on the career ofCol David Leighton, USMCR (Ret). In this PODCAST we will hear why Dave joined the Marine Corps; his training to become a Marine and a Naval Aviator. Listen to what Vietnam was like during the Corps' first "Advisory" mission in 1961. We hear about the Corps build-up and flying combat missions in 1966. Dave will also discuss the Association from the 1970s to today. This is a PODCAST you do not want to miss, from an American warrior who has served his country for over 60 years. Col David Leighton PODCAST


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