Young Marines: Militarizing America's Children

Young Marines

(Please Note: The information on this page is based on research from the Young Marines Program of 2005 and some of the details need to be changed, however the basic contention that all Pentagon approved youth programs serve the purpose of inculcating young people to military values and seek their recruitment into national service still stands.)

The Young Marines Association claims to be a program that teaches children good values and keeps them off drugs. It is made very clear in all of their literature that they are in no way involved with recruitment practices. As a program of the Department of Defense (DOD), through the Marine Corps, is this even possible? What exactly are the eight to seventeen year olds learning in this program and what effect will it have on our society?

The Young Marines is not a new organization. It began in 1958. Until the Bush regime, growth had been very slow. Six years ago there were only 32 units throughout the country (About the Young). Now there are over 300 units (Nitkin), an increase of 781%. By 2007, the organization plans on being in every state with at least 380 units (Mission and Vision). That type of growth is phenomenal in any kind of venture. With the Young Marines, not only is it fantastic, it is frightening.

The purpose of the Young Marines is to teach children discipline and to teach them to avoid drugs. These sound like great goals, but it is important to remember that these goals have been set by a military organization that enforces obedience rather than discipline and is generating revenue and supporting illegal actions through the War on Drugs.

Let's examine these areas of operation within the Young Marines more closely so that we might better understand the issue of the militarization of children and why it is anathema to a free society.

 

Enforcing Obedience

Young Marines and ParentsSelf-discipline is a very important characteristic for survival in our society. Most youth organizations have a focus on teaching children to be responsible for themselves. One of the big differences with the Young Marines is that self-discipline is not about learning to be self-reliant, but as June Reid, Executive Officer of the Rocky Mountain Young Marines in Golden, Colorado states, "They learn to follow orders and get it right the first time." If one of the children does not follow orders, then the entire group is punished by doing physical exercises. She goes on to say that "Peer pressure makes them monitor themselves."

Reid explains that the reason for this is that the Young Marines training program ("affectionately called 'Boot Camp'" according to their websites) is identical to the training given in the Marine Corps, with the exception that officers take into account the physical limitations of children. Marine Corps training has never been about independence, but rather, enforcing a lack of persona so that soldiers follow orders without thinking no matter how morally reprehensible they might view the orders. The Young Marines fix children so that they no longer think or act independently.

This control that the organization has over children extends well beyond the domain of behavior during "Boot Camp" or other functions of the organization. According to Reid, the children have a weekly review questionnaire that is completed by teachers, parents, and the children themselves to let the officers know what wrong the children have done. If a child did not do their homework one night, the entire group is punished with push-ups. This effectively removes disciplinary functions from authority figures such as parents and places them in the hands of a government agency, the Department of Defense.

Another organization that restructured authority functions between the family and state in this way had famously disastrous results. The man whom this organization was named for had an identical philosophy on structuring children that the Young Marines has. To this end he stated that, "My program for educating youth is hard. Weakness must be hammered away." This enigmatic statement was made by Adolf Hitler in 1933 about the Hitler Youth. The quote continues, "In my castles of the Teutonic Order a youth will grow up before which the world will tremble. I want a brutal, domineering, fearless, cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes...That is how I will eradicate thousands of years of human domestication...That is how I will create the New Order" (Hitler Youth).

Fighting the War on Drugs at Home

Young Marines at attentionThe Young marines put so much stress on the fact that they are teaching children to lead a drug free lifestyle that you would expect it to be the core of their program. It is not. In order to meet this goal, The Young Marines utilize the DARE program.

The DARE program has been discontinued in most public schools throughout the country, as research has shown that it has failed in improving a childs chances of avoiding drugs. One report finds that DARE is no "more effective than no program at all" (Does DARE Work).

Why do the Young Marines use this program if it is a failure? Is it an afterthought to show that they are teaching a drug free lifestyle? Not exactly. The DARE program was also criticised throughout the 1990s and dropped from educational programs for another reason.

The DARE classes are taught by uniformed police officers who work to earn the trust of the children (usually age 10-11) that they work with. You might not think that it so bad for children to trust the police, but think again. DARE was started in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department as an informant program. When the officer is able to gain the trust of a child, they can gain information from the child about the drug use of adults in the childs life. There are many documented cases of the DARE program actually breaking families up over infractions such as the posession of marijuana (Bovard).

The fact that the Young Marines, an organization proven to be a tool of the state to assume authority of a child over the parent, is using a police informant program to educate children about drug use is quite alarming. The Young Marines take things a step farther. The children are not only educated in this way, they are active participants in the War on Drugs.

Every October, Young Marines and participants in other military youth organizations, are invited to attend Red Ribbon Week (archived) at the Pentagon. Here they mingle with DOD personnel and hear lectures about the War on Drugs (Department of Defense). In 2003, the children were able to listen to Andre Hollis, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics, discuss his position in the drug war. It was Hollis, who in 2003 started the propaganda campaign that drugs were directly related to terrorism (Statement by Andre). As active participants in the War on Drugs, these children are now involved in the War on Terror.

The core of the Young Marines drug program is then, not to teach children a drug free lifestyle, but to involve them in counter terrorism efforts through the DOD Counternarcotics division and local police agencies through the DARE program. Putting children in this position is quite dangerous, not just for the child or the family of the child, but for society as a whole.

History provides us another example of the danger of placing children in this role. In 1966, Chinese leader, Mao Zedong began efforts to invigorated a youth organization called the Red Guard. The primary motivating factor of the Red Guard was to use peer pressure to modify the behavior of children in their mid-teens just as the Young Marines do. Their focus was to weed out capitalists and counter-revolutionaries (insert "terrorists" here) through a purge in which they often had their own parents arrested and executed. This Cultural Revolution is considered the bloodiest decade in Chinese history.

Military Recruitment

Pfc. Colby Rigg, 10, of Mechanicsburg, talks with Bill Woods, commanding officer of the Central PA Chapter of Young Marines, on Jan. 23, 2010. Every contact you might have with the Young Marines overly stresses the fact that they are not a military recruiting organization. June Reid adds a qualifier to this. She says that if a child decides they want to join the military, the Young Marines officers will assist them.

Furthermore, Reid states that recruiters often send children who are too young to join the military to the Young Marines. The logic is that because the Young Marines training is identical to Marine Corps training, it will prepare them for the real thing. With this knowledge, it would seem logical that the Young Marines training is a form of recruitment. Additionally, high school students report that military recruiters have been encouraging poolies, or potential recruits, to recruit their fellow classmates. This would be another reason why it benefits the military to send them to the Young Marines. The effort must be working, as Reid confirms that transition from the Young Marines to the Marine Corps has increased dramatically.

The importance and prominance of the Young Marines is continuing to increase. Reid notes that the court system is increasingly likely to send kids with problems to the Young Marines. Mr. Bush has given the organization an even larger boost by promising $150 million dollars to help at-risk youth. Naturally, this assistance is earmarked to go to faith based and community organizations (State of the). You can be certain that the Young Marines will likely be one of the largest recipients.

The Young Marines is an extremely dangerous organization that has moved into our communities with the intent of turning our children into small soldiers, to create an endless supply of cannon fodder for an ever expansive war. It will no longer be necessary to convince young people to join the military because they will already be a part of it. If compulsory service or another type of draft is initiated, young people will have been conditioned not to resist it.

Surveillence culture in this country has been a failure for the most part. American's simply are not socialized to spy on each other. The Young Marines is going to change that. Children are taught from a young age the importance of identifying and reporting what Mr. Bush calls "evil doers."

In essence the Young Marines is not only a threat to the health and well being of our children and family relationships, it is a threat to the very stability of culture and community within the United States. With this knowledge it is of the utmost importance that every parent avoid having this military organization infiltrate your family and prevent them from setting up operations within your community.

Source: Brandon Batzloff - Editor, Free Voices

Works Cited

Here are some recommended links available to better inform you about Young Marines. This is a work in progress and NNOMY will be adding new documents as they are prepared and as policies change that effect prograsms that militarize youth . Check back periodically.

Links:

Regional Young Marine Chapters:

  • ALABAMA
    1. North Alabama (archived) - Huntsville, Alabama 35801 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Young Marines of East Alabama - Opelika, Alabama 36801 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Young Marines of South Alabama - Daphne, AL 36526
  • ALASKA
    1. Arctic Young Marines - Kenai, Alaska 99611 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. North Star Young Marines - Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Alaska Young Marines - Anchorage, Alaska 99669 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • ARIZONA
    1. Central Arizona - Prescott, Arizona 86312 - Michael Myers
    2. Chandler Mustangs - Chandler, Arizona 85234 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Desert Young Marine - Phoenix, Arizona 85017 - Michael Ramirez
    4. Eastern Mountains Young Marines - Pheonix, Arizona 85902 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. East Valley Young Marines - Mesa, Arizona 85203 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Firebird Young Marines - Phoenix, Arizona 85009 - John Kelly
    7. Salt River Young Marines - Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Yuma Young Marines - Yuma, Arizona 85365 - Michale Moroe
  • ARKANSAS
    1. River Valley Young Marines (archived) - Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Razorback Young Marines (archived) - Conway Arkansas, Arkansas 72034 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CALIFORNIA
    • CALIFORNIA Regiment of Young Marines (archived)
      1. The Antelope Valley Young Marines (archived) - Palmdale, California 93554 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      2. Bakersfield Young Marines - Bakersfield, California 93301 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      3. Big Valley (archived) - Lathrop, California 95330 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      4. Cal State Young Marines - Long Beach, California 90713 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      5. Camp Pendleton Young Marines - Oceanside, CA 92054
      6. Chosan Young Marines (archived) - Bellflower, CA 90706
      7. City Hieghts Young Marines - San Diego, California 92102 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      8. Commerce Young Marines - Los Angeles, California 90720 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      9. East Valley - San Bernardino, California 92408 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      10. Edwards AFB Young Marines - Rosamond, California 93535 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      11. Galt Young Marines - Sacramento , California 95632 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      12. Green Knight Young Marines - Fontana, CA 92337
      13. Golden Gate - San Francisco, California 94121 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      14. Golden Gate Young Marines - San Francisco, California 94501 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      15. Hi-Desert Young Marines - Apple Valley, CA 92307
      16. High Sierra
      17. Inland Young Marines - San Bernadino, California 92346 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      18. Juniper Young Marines - Site 1 (archived)
      19. Juniper Young Marines (archived) - Site 2
      20. Lake Los Angeles Young Marines - Palmdale/Lancaster, California 93591 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      21. Lassen County Young Marines - Herlong, California 96113 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      22. Miramar - San Diego, 92108 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      23. Modesto Young Marines - Modesto, CA 95355
      24. Muroc Young Marines - Edwards, California 93523 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      25. Nor Cal Young Marines (archived) - Sacramento, California 95828 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.C.O.
      26. Eagle Young Marines - Oceanside, California 92055 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      27. Paso Robles (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      28. Sacramento Young Marines - Sacramento, California 95821 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      29. Saddleback (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      30. San Bernadino Valley YM - San Berdoo, California 92346 -Mr.Olson
      31. San Diego Young Marines
      32. South Bay Young Marines
      33. Southland Young Marines - Pomona, California 91763 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      34. Southeast County - Seal Beach, California 90740 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      35. Southland Young Marines, Ontario, California 91764 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      36. South Orange County Young Marines - Mission Viejo/ South County, California 92691 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      37. Temecula Valley - San Diego, California 92592 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      38. Temescal Canyon - Lake Elsinore, California 92530 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      39. Tustin Young Marines - Anaheim,CA 92807
      40. Ventura Young Marines
      41. Wildomar - Wildomar, California 92595 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • COLORADO
    1. Young Marines of Colorado (archived)
    2. Buckley Field Young Marines- Aurora, CO 80011
    3. Casper Young Marines
    4. Castle Rock Young Marines - Denver, Colorado 80108 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Colorado Springs Young Marines
    6. Flat Irons Young Marines - Longmont, Colorado 80501 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Foothills Young Marines - Littleton, CO 80127
    8. Fort Lupton Young Marines (archived) - Brighton, Colorado 80229 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. MIle High Young Marines (archived) - Aurora, Colorado 80016 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    10. Pikes Peak Young Marines - Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    11. Poudre River Young Marines - Greeley, Colorado 80631 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    12. Rocky Mountain Young Marines - Lakewood, Colorado 80226 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CONNECTICUT
    1. First Connecticut Battalion - Putnam, CT 06262
    2. Young Marines of Quinebaug Valley - Dayville, CT 06241 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Griswold Young Marines - Jewett City, Connecticut 06351 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Plainfield Young Marines - Plainfield, Ct., Connecticut 06239 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • DELAWARE
    1. First State Young Marines - Dover, Delaware 19904 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Lower Delaware Young Marines - Milford, Delaware 19963 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. MOT Young Marines - Middletown, Delaware 19702 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Sussex County - Millsboro, Delaware 19966 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Young Marines of New Castle County Delaware - Wilmington, DE 19808-5194
  • DISTRICT of COLUMBIA
    1. Metro Dist. of Washington Battalion - Washington, DC 20024
    2. 8th and I Young Marines - Marine Barracks, 8th & I St
    3. Young Marines of Montford Point - Washington, DC 20020
    4. Nation's Capital Young Marines -DC Armory, Washington, DC 20003
    5. Shinning Star - Washington DC, Maryland 20774 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • FLORIDA
    1. First Florida Regiment of Young Marines - Miami Fl 33183
      • 1st Battalion
        1. Young Marines of Miami Dade - Miami - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33178 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        2. Young Marines of Key West (archived) - Key West, FL 33040
        3. Young Marines of Miami-Dade - Miami, Florida 33015 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        4. Young Marines of Bayaney (Puerto Rico)
      • 2nd Battalion
        1. Young Marines of Lee County - Cape Coral, FL 33990
        2. Young Marines of the Glades - Moore, Haven, FL 33471
        3. Parkway Young Marines - Kissimmee, FL 34743
      • 3rd Battalion
        1. Mid-Florida Young Marines (archived) - Lakeland, Florida 33805 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        2. Orlando Devil Dogs (archived) - Orlando , Florida 32807 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        3. Space Coast Young Marines (archived) - Melbourne, FL , Florida 32904 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        4. Young Marines of Palm Beach (archived) - Jupiter, FL 33478 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        5. Young Marines of the Broward (archived) - Hollywood, FL 33020
      • 4th Battalion
        1. Hernando Young Marines (archived) - Spring Hill, FL 34608-2514
        2. Young Marines of Lake County (archived) - Fruitland Park, FL 34731
        3. Nature Coast Young Marines (archived) - Inverness, FL 34425 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        4. Manatee Young Marines - Inverness, Florida 34433 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        5. Young Marines of Dunnellon High School (archived) - Dunnellon, FL 34432
        6. North Marion High School Young Marines (archived) - Citra, FL 32113
        7. Young Marines of Big Bend - Tallahassee, FL 32310 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Young Marines of Pensacola - Pensacola, Florida 32533 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • GEORGIA
    1. Albany Young Marines - Albany, Georgia 31705 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. C.S.R.A. Young Marines (archived) - Augusta, Georgia 30909 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Greater Rome Georgia Young Marines (archived) - Rome, Georgia 30164 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Metro-Atlanta Young Marines (archived) - Acworth, GA 30101
    5. West Georgia Young Marines (archived) - Carrollton, Georgia 30116 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Young Marine Raiders - Columbus, Georgia 31903 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IDAHO
    1. Gem State (archived) - Boise, Idaho 83709 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Lewiston Young Marines - Lewiston, ID 99403
    3. Treasure Valley Young Marines - Boise, Idaho 83705 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Young Marines of North Idaho - Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • ILLINOIS
    1. Chicago Young Marines (archived) - Chicago, Illinois 60625 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Midwest Central - Peoria, Illinois 61733 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Mount Vernon Young Marines (archived)
    4. North Suburban Young Marines (archived) - Grake Lakes, Illinois 60088-3404 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • INDIANA
    1. 1st Fort Miami Young Marines - Monroneville, IN 46773
    2. Central Indiana Young Marines - Indianapolis, IN 46208
    3. Columbus Young Marines - Columbus, Indiana 47203 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Fort Wayne Young Marines - Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Young Marines of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IOWA
    1. Belsen Belsen - Corona, Iowa 93356 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • KANSAS
    1. Eastern Kansas Young Marines - Kansas City, Kansas 66113 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Mid America Young Marines Of Kansas - Leawood, Kansas 66212 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Prairie Village Young Marines of Kansas - Mission Hills, Kansas 66211 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Salty Dawg Young Marines (archived) - Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Tornado Alley Young Marines - Wichita, Kansas 67205 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • KENTUCKY
    1. Capt. Reginald Underwood Young Marines - Lexington, KY 40356
    2. Northern Kentucky Young Marines - Covington, Kentucky 41015
  • LOUISIANA
    1. Lousiana Young Marines Web Regiment (archived)
      • Ascension Parish Young Marines - Prairieville, Louisiana 70769 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Bayou Detachment Young Marines, Lockport
      • Belle Chasse Academy Young Marines - New Orleans, Louisiana 70037 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Belle Rosa Young Marines, Belle Rosa (archived)
      • Brusly Young Marines, Brusly (archived)
      • Neeson Young Marines
      • Young Marines of Metro New Orleans (archived)
      • Jans F. Hursey Young Marines, Slidell (archived)
      • OPSO Young Marines - New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Ponchatoula Young Marines (archived)
      • Young Marines of MARFORRES, New Orleans (archvied)
      • MajGen James Livingston Young Marines (archived)
      • Jeferson Parish Sheriffs Office Young Marines (archived)
    2. Bayou Detachment Young Marines of Lockport, Louisiana (archived)
  • MAINE
    1. Black Watch Young Marines (archived) - Waldoboro, ME 04572
    2. County Patriots Young Marines - Caribou, Maine 04736 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Dirigo Young Marines - Waterville, Maine 04901 - Floyd A. Smith
    4. Young Marines of Central Maine (archived) - Lewiston, Maine 04350 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Young Marines of Kennebec Valley - Augusta, ME 04330
    6. Sandy River Young Marines - Farmington, Maine 04983 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Western Maine Young Maines - Jay, Maine 04238 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MARYLAND
    1. Maryland Regiment Young Marines - Sykesville, MD 21784
    2. Carroll County Young Marines - Westminster, Maryland 21157 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Central Maryland Battalion - Cumberland, MD 21502
    4. Harford County Young Marines (archived) - Baltimore, Maryland 21001 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Jarrettsville Young Marines (archived) - Bel Air, Maryland 21084 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Maryland Line Young Marines - Baltimore, Massachsetts 21227 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Northern Baltimore County Young Marines - Parkton/Maryland Line, Maryland 21120 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Young Marines of Central Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland 21211 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. Ft. Meade Young Marines - Laurel,Md, Maryland 20707 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    10. Young Marines of East Baltimore - Baltimore, MD 21231
    11. Young Marines of Upper Marlboro (archived) - Washington, D. C., Maryland 20774 - Darlene Braxton-Brown
    12. Sands Platoon Young Marines - Cumberland, Maryland 21502 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    13. Baltimore Young Marines - Baltimore, MD 21230
    14. St. Mary's County Young Marines - Mechanicsville, MD 20659
    15. Southern Maryland Young Marines - Waldorf, MD 20602
    16. Historic Elkridge Young Marines (archived) - Baltimore, 21075 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    17. Hamilton Young Marines - Baltimore, MD 21206
    18. Andrews Young Marines - Andrews AFB, MD 20762
    19. Upper Marlboro - Washington D.C, Maryland 20744 - Ms Edwards
    20. Oxon Hill Young Marines - Oxon Hill, MD, 20745 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MASSACHUSETTS
    1. Blackstone Valley Young Marines (archived) - Boston, Massachsetts 01757 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Boston - Boston, Massachsetts 02109 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Fore River Young Marines (archived) - Quincy, Massachsetts 02169 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. NorthShore Young Marines - Boston, Massachsetts 02150 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Old Colony (archived) - Plymouth, Massachsetts 02360 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Southcoast - FallRiver, Massachsetts 02726 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Upper Marlboro Young Marines - Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Westover Young Marines - Chicopee, MA 01022
  • MICHIGAN
    1. Michigan Regiment Young Marines - Port Huron, MI 48060-6716
    2. Canton Young Marines - Ann Arbor, Michigan 48184 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Eastern Michigan Young Marines - Lapeer, Michigan 48446 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Lakeshore Young Marines (archived) - Muskegon, Michigan 49461 -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Lapeer County Young Marines - Lapeer, Michigan 48446 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Young Marines Of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Young Marines of Huron County - Port Hope, MI
    8. Macomb County Young Marines - Mt Clemens, Michigan 48051 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. North Oakland County - Oxford, Michigan 48371 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    10. Young Marines of Port Huron - Marysville, MI 48040
    11. Young Marines of Lenawee - Adrian, MI 49221
    12. Young Marines of Monroe County - Monroe, MI 48162
    13. Tecumseh Young Marines
    14. Traverse City Young Marines - Traverse City, MI 49684
    15. Southwest Michigan Detachment of Young Marines - Battle Creek, MI 49015
    16. Wayne County Young Marines (archived) - Detroit, Michigan 48186 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MISSOURI
    1. Independence Young Marines - Kansas City, Missouri 64052 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Mid America Young Marines Of Kansas - Overland Park, Kansas 66224 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Commanding Officer
    3. Midwest Young Marines - Kansas City, Missouri 64018 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Old Drum Young Marines - Warrensburg, Missouri 64733 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Pulaski "Raiders" - St Louis, Missouri 65584 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Young Marines of Lt. Presley O'Banion - Ferguson, MO 63135-1908
    7. Young Marines of Kansas City - Kansas City, MO 64147-1207
    8. Young Marines of the Ozarks - Springfield, Missouri 65807 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. Young Marines of Richards-Gebaur - Belton/ Kansas City, Missouri 64012 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MONTANA
    1. Billings Young Marines (archived) - Billings, Montana 59102 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Bridger Marines - Billings Montana, Montana 59014 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Buffalo Bill Young Marines - Billings, Montana, Wyoming 82435 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE
    1. Portsmouth Young Marines - Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NEW MEXICO
    1. Enchanted Hills - Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. GySgt Jim Logue Young Marines - Albuquerque, NM 87112 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Hoover Young Marines - Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. South Valley Young Marines - Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Wolf Canyon Young Marines - Cuba, New Mexico 87013 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NEW YORK
    1. Akwesasne Young Marines - Peru, NY 12972
    2. Cortland County (archived) - Cortland, New York 13045 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Jefferson County Young Marines - Watertown, NY 13601
    4. Western New York Young Marines - North Tonawanda, New York 14120 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Young Marines Page, Fulton (archived)
    6. Young Marines of Westchester - White Plains, New York 10602 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NEVADA
    1. Bridgeport Young Marines - Carson city , Nevada 96107 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NORTH CAROLINA
    1. North Carolina Regiment of Young Marines - Havelock, NC 28532
    2. Capital City Young Marines - Raleigh, NC 27606 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Camp Lejeune Young Marines - Havelock, NC 28532
    4. Camp Johnson Young Marines (archived) - Jacksonville, N. Carolina 28546 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Cherry Point Young Marines (archived) - Havelock, NC 28532
    6. Havelock Young Marines (archived) - Havelock, NC 28532 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Jacksonville Young Marines (archived) - Jacksonville, NC 28540
    8. Mecklenburg County Young Marines - Charlotte, N. Carolina 28223 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. New Bern Young Marines - New Bern, N. Carolina 28562 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    10. Swansboro Young Marines - Jacksonville, N. Carolina 28584 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    11. Young Marines of Raleigh Durham (archived) - Raleigh - Durham, NC
  • OHIO
    1. Ohio Regiment of Young Marines
    2. Brookpark Young Marines (archived) - Cleveland, Ohio 44142 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Central Ohio Young Marines - Columbus, Ohio 43064 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Eastgate Young Marines - Cincinnati, Ohio 45154 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Findlay Young Marines - Findlay, Ohio 45840 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. The Cincinnati Young Marines - Cincinnati, Ohio 45209 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Young Marines of Toledo - Toledo, OH 43623
    8. Little Miami Young Marines - Maineville, OH 43539
    9. Young Marines of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH 45207-1498
    10. North Central - Mansfield, Ohio 44865 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    11. Dayton Young Marines - Dayton, OH 45417 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    12. Greater Cleveland Young Marines (archived) - Brook Park, Ohio 44142 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    13. Greater Lake County Young Marines - Cleveland, Ohio 44060 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    14. Upper Valley Young Marines - Troy, Ohio 45373 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    15. Ravenna Young Marines - Ravenna, OH 44266
    16. Richland County (archived) - Mansfield, Ohio 44904 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    17. Young Marines of Vienna (archived) - Leavittsburg, OH 44430
    18. Cuyahoga Valley Young Marines - East side of Cleveland
    19. Wildwood Young Marines - Cleveland, Ohio 44110 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • OKLAHOMA
    1. Harrah Young Marines - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73045 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Sooner Young Marines - Oklahoma City, OK 73135
    3. Thomas A. Blair Detatchment (archived) - Tulsa, Oklahoma 74011 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • OREGON
    1. Camp White Young Marines- White City, Oregon 97503 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Emerald Empire Young Marines - Eugene, Oregon 97404 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Young Marines of Southern Oregon - Medford, Oregon 97501 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Oregon Cascade Young Marines - Beaverton, Oregon 97005 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Rogue Valley Young Marines - Grants Pass, OR 97526 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Young Marines of Southern Oregon - Medford, Oregon 97504 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PENNSYLVANIA
    1. Pennsylvania Regiment - Peach Bottom, PA 17563
    2. Capitol Area-PA Young Marines (archived) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Clinton-Lycoming - Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Conestoga Young Marines - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Coal Cracker Young Marines - Pottsville, PA 17901
    6. Delaware County Young Marines (archived) - Ridley Park, PA 19078
    7. East Suburban Young Marines - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15146 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Germantown Young Marines - Philadelphia, PA 19144
    9. Greater Greensburg Young Marines - Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    10. Johnstown Area - Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15902 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    11. Keystone Young Marines - Pittsburg, PA 15239
    12. Laurel Highlands Young Marines - Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    13. Lehigh Valley Young Marines - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18018 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    14. Liberty Young Marines (archived) - Willow Grove, PA
    15. Manatawny Detachment of Young Marines - Pottstown, PA 19465
    16. North Eastern PA Young Marines - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    17. United Young Marines (archived)- Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    18. Young Marines of Lancaster - Peach Bottom, PA 17563
    19. Young Marines of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA 19139-3303
    20. Young Marines of Williamsport - South Williamsport, PA 17701
    21. Washington County - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15301 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    22. Wayne-Pike Young Marines (archived) - Honesdale/Milford, Pennsylvania 18431 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    23. Westmoreland County Young Marines (archived) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • RHODE ISLAND
    1. Young Marines of Rhode Island - Attleboro, MA 20703
    2. Cranston Young Marines - Warwick, Rhode Island 02888 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Rhode Island Young Marines - Providence, Rhode Island 02907 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA
    1. Anderson County Young Marines - Anderson, S. Carolina 29654 - Mike Ellenburg
    2. Beaufort Young Marines - Beaufort, SC 29904
    3. ElectricCity Young Marines - Anderson, South Carolina, 29697 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Low Country Young Marines - Charleston, S. Carolina 29406 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SOUTH DAKOTA
    1. Sioux Empire Young Marines - Hartford, SD 57033
    2. Black Hills Young Marines - Elder , SD 57719 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • TENNESSEE
    1. Tennessee State Liaison - Nashville, TN 37214
    2. Tennessee Regiment - Nashville, Tennessee 37013 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Cumberland County Young Marines - Jasper, AL 35504
    4. LT. Alexander Bonnymans YM - Knoxville, TN 37920
    5. Music City Young Marines - Hemitage, TN 37076
    6. Robertson County Young Marines - Springfield, TN 37172
    7. South East Tennessee Area Young Marines (archived) - Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37167 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. Sumner County (archived) - Gallatin, Tennessee 37066 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • TEXAS
    1. Texas State Liaison - Buda, TX 78610-2631
    2. Young Marines First Texas Battalion - Pflugerville, Texas 78660 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Bedichek Young Marines - Austin, Texas 78745 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. Big D Young Marines (archived) - 381 Casa Linda Plaza PMB261 Dallas, TX 75218 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Capital Area Young Marines (archived) - Austin, Texas 78701 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Corpus Christi Young Marines - Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Ellis County Young Marines (archived) - Waxahachie / Red Oak, Midlothian & Surrounding Areas, Texas 75165 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Fort Worth Young Marines - Fort Worth, Texas 76102 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    9. Young Marines of Houston Heights (archived) - Houston, TX 77070
    10. Greater Waco Young Marines - Waco, Tx. 76705 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Logistics Officer
    11. Heart Of Texas (archived) - Waco, Texas 76705 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    12. NASA Bay Young Marines (archived) - Houston - Clear Lake, Texas 77062 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    13. Taylor Young Marines - Austin (archived)
    14. Pecan Valley Regional Young Marines (archived) - Brownwood, Texas 76801 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    15. Central Texas Young Marines - Austin, TX 78729-3613
    16. Young Marines of San Benito, Texas - Brownsville, Texas 78586 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    17. Young Marines of El Paso - El Paso, TX 79915
    18. Tarrant County Young Marines - Fort Worth - Dallas, Texas 76106
    19. Lone Star Young Marines (archived) - Dallas, Texas 75229 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    20. Weatherford Young Marines (archived) - Weatherford, Texas 76086 - Deborah McLemore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    21. Trinity Valley Young Marines - Balch Springs, Texas 75180 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    22. West Texas Young Marines - El Paso, Texas 79930 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • VIRGINIA
    1. Alexandria Young Marines - Alexandria, Virginia 22134 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Battlefield Young Marines (archived) - Fairfax, Virginia 20151 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Bedford Young Marines - Moneta, VA 24121
    4. Crossroads, Pound 127 - Quantico MCB, Virginia 22555 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Geiger Young Marines - Quantico, Virginia 22554 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    6. Manassas Young Marines (archived) - Manassas, Virginia 20111 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    7. Young Marines of Newport News - Norfolk, Virginia 23607 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Northern Virginia Young Marines (archived) - Herndon, VA 20171
    9. Quantico Young Marines - Quantico, Virginia 22134 - Joe Venable, (MGySgt. Ret.)
    10. S. H. Clarke Academy Young Marines of Portsmouth - Norfolk, VA 23513
    11. Young Marines of Central Virginia - Lynchburg, VA 24502
    12. Virginia Beach Young Marines - Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • WASHINGTON
    1. Carbon Glacier - Enumclaw, Washington 98321 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Lewis & Clark - Vancouver, Washington 98685 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Lilac City Young Marines (archived) - Spokane, WA 99207
    4. Mount Rainier Young Marines (archived) - Federal Way, WA 98003
    5. North West Young Marines (archived) - Coupeville, WA 98239
    6. Olympic Coast Young Marines
    7. Spokane Valley Young Marines - Spokane, Washington 99037 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    8. Tri-City Young Marines - Kennewick, WA 99336
    9. Columbia River Young Marines - Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
  • WEST VIRGINIA
    1. Mountain State Young Marines - Keyser, W. Virginia 26719 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. Young Marines of Tug Valley - Delbarton, WV 25670 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    3. Young Marines 2000 - Wheeling, WV 26003
    4. Tri-State Young Marines (archived) - wheeling, W. Virginia 26062 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Guyan Valley Young Marines - Del Barton, WV 25670
  • WISCONSIN
    1. Wisconsin Badger State Battalion - John H. Sbordone
    2. 1st Wisconsin Young Marines - Janesville, WI 53545 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. South Central Wisconsin (archived) - Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    4. S.E. Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI 53207 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    5. Metro Milwaukee Young Marines - Oak Creek, WI 53172 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • GERMANY
  • Deutschland Young Marines - Frankfurt, Germany, PSC 5 BOX 200 APO AE 09050 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • JAPAN

San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot (archived)
Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot

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