USMC, 1964 - 1985
Dave spent his time as an Operations Chief and as a Gunner on CH-46/CH-53 helicopters. In Vietnam, Dave was awarded the Purple Heart. After, Dave worked in the computer industry selling contracts.
SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT
USMC, 1965 - 1971
Dave served with the 1st & 3rd Recon units in Vietnam. He then pursued a career in law enforcement. He is also currently an Aide de Camp for the Department of Arizona's Marine Corps League.
JUNIOR VICE COMMANDANT
USMC, 1969 - 1971
Mike was the office manager for the Commanding General of Camp Pendleton and had the pleasure of working with the finest officers ever gathered under one roof--real heroes.
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL (JAG)
JOHN VAN HOUTEN
USMC, 1966 – 1970
John served in Marine Air and is a Vietnam veteran. He then spent 30 years with the Gillette Company in Sales & Marketing positions, with both national and international assignments.
Sharon is presently the secretary for the Valley Friends of Arizona Opera, a support organization. Her past career path had her as secretary in various industries, many of which supported military operations.
USMC, 1978 - 1998
Kerry spent the majority of his time in the Marine Corps supporting various aviation units; helicopters, fighters and transport. He also enjoyed the challenges of being a weapons and security instructor in Japan for the Navy. Currently, he works in healthcare as a nuclear medicine technologist.
SERGEANT AT ARMS
USMC, 1953 – 1956
Ron is the first generation of three generations of Marines. He spent 12 years racing super-modifieds and is a member of the Wisconsin Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
USMC 1950 - 1954
Lew volunteered to go to Korea in 1952. He replaced a helicopter chief and provided all the maintenance. He then flew on every mission including search and rescue of downed pilots.
WELFARE / CHAPLAIN
USMC, 1981 – 1987
Pat established the Fallen Marine program and is constantly fundraising for the good of the league. He was also Marine of the Year 2011.
Doug served his active duty tour in Viet Nam with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division as a platoon commander and company commander. Later Doug enjoyed a long career in sales and sales management with Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. before returning to Phoenix where he was raised.
WEBMASTER / ELECTRONIC MEDIA
A 3rd generation Marine, he was a GRUNT with assignments at Camp Pendleton, the United States Naval Academy, and as security for the President of the United States. He is an engineer/paramedic with a local fire department.
WEB CONTENT / DIRECTORY / HISTORIAN / PUBLICITY
DENISE LANDERS LOTT
Denise has been a time management consultant and trainer focusing on productivity issues within companies. She is the author of Destination: Organization, A Week by Week Journey.
USMC, 1959 - 1979
A retired Marine, Sandy is a charter member of the detachment.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS LEAD
DONNA VAN HOUTEN
Donna is a Marine's wife, married 45 years with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She has been an MCL Associate member for 5 years and Toys For Tots helper for the last 5 years.