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


This year’s annual business meeting will again be held via ZOOM due to the increase in COVID cases in and around Washington, DC. It is shaping up to be an incredible event. It will be held over a two-day period, 29 & 30 Oct. The meeting will occur from 1100 – 1600 Eastern both days.
The following is a schedule of events:

FRIDAY – 29 October

1100 – the meeting will be called to order by National President

  • Welcome from National Executive Director, Robert Donaghue, Col USMC (Ret)
  • Update on the Young Marine Program, William Davis, Col USMC (Ret) & CEO, Young Marines
  • PME: “Traditions & Ethos of the Corps: the First Hundred Years: presented by the National Marine Corps Museum
  • Legislative Update: a review of what we have accomplished & what lies ahead for the 2021 – 2022 legislative year. Frank Wikersham, III, Col USMC (Ret)
  • Update on the MCRA Life & Education Trust, Thomas Howlett, LtCol USMC (Ret)
  • THE Marine Corps Reserve, LtGen David Bellon, USMC, Commander MFR
  • Brief from VA: COVID & PTSD, what the VA is doing to support both programs
  • "UPDATE briefing on the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier", Gavin McIlvenna, President TOUS Association

SATURDAY – 30 October

1100 – the meeting will be called to order by National President

  • PME: "Interview with a WWII Fighter Pilot" then a Q & A
  • MCRA Communications Program: “We have come a long way….”, Dean Castaldo, LT, USNR
  • Brief on current budget & adoption of the 2022 budget, Frank Corte, Col USMCR (Ret)
  • Review of MCRA accomplishments in 2021 & upcoming events
  • Update on MCRA 95th Anniversary Project
  • Voting on new Officers & Board of Directors
  • Upcoming events for remainder of 2021

This Month in History


Upcoming Events

Open Board of Directors & Officer Positions

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VP, Professional Development
VP, Membership & Chapter Activities
Board Members at Large (1)
Board Members at Large (2)
1st Dist Special Advisor
6th District Regional Advisor
9th District Regional Advisor
12th District Regional Advisor



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