About the Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League is the only congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps related veterans organization in the United States. Its congressional charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The organization credits Major General John A. Lejeune, the 13th Marine Corps commandant, as one of its founding members.The Marine Corps League is the only congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps related veterans organization in the United States. Its congressional charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The organization credits Major General John A. Lejeune, the 13th Marine Corps commandant, as one of its founding members.
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The Commandant shall preside and moderate at all regular meetings and special meetings of the Department; He shall ensure the observance of all regulations; and appoint such officers and committees as required and not otherwise addressed. He shall seek the advice and council of the Department Staff. He shall appoint a Chairman of all standing committees and shall function as an ex-officio member of all committees established. The Commandant shall ensure that proper procedure and decorum are maintained at all times, using Roberts Rules as a guide.
Jr. Vice Commandant
The Junior Vice-Commandant shall assume the duties of the Senior Vice-Commandant in his absence and shall be responsible for arranging the social affairs of the Department. He shall provide programs and refreshments at the regular meetings and shall preside as Chairman of the Membership Committee. He shall keep a written record of all significant actions of the office. He shall surrender all Department property and records to his duly elected successor.
Mike is a Vietnam Combat Veteran serving with the 1 st Division in the Marine Corps from 1967 to 1973 with duty stations in San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Danang, Vietnam, and Philadelphia.
He retired as Chief Operating Officer for Wells Fargo Services Company in 2006 where he managed the backroom operations for the bank in 27 states. Most of his business career was spent in various roles in technology and banking. Mike was Commandant of the Verde Valley
Detachment in 2021 through 2022.
He was also Paymaster for the Department of Arizona MCL from 2020 to 2023, a proud member of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs and Department Marine of the Year in 2023.
Mike has two sons and been married for fifty-seven years. He currently resides on his ranch outside of Camp Verde.
Sr. Vice Commandant
The Senior Vice-Commandant shall assist the Commandant and preside during the absence of the Commandant. He shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Commandant. He shall preside as Chairman of the Department Staff, and pursue, initiate, and implement all programs that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department. He shall keep a written record of all significant actions of the office. He shall surrender all Department property and records to his duly elected successor.
The Judge Advocate will act as legal council to the Department and advise the Department Commandant, Officers and members concerning the the regulations and laws of the Department of the Marine Corps League. He shall render opinions of law that may arise concerning any of the Administrative Procedures or By-Laws of the Department as listed within Administrative Procedures and By-Laws of the Marine Corps League. The Judge Advocate shall reduce his opinions to writing and file a copy thereof with the Department Adjutant and Commandant. The Department may employ outside counsel if deemed necessary by and with the approval of the Commandant and the Department Staff. He shall keep a record of all actions of the office and placed in records as deemed necessary. He shall surrender all records to his duly elected successor.
Please let me introduce myself. I am Frank Alger, your new department Judge Advocate. I served on Active duty from 1981-2001. Once I retired I moved to Mesa, and was a member of the Saguaro Detachment 554 from June 2000 (my dad paid my first year membership while I was still on Active Duty) until December 2020 when I moved to Casa Grande, AZ, when I transferred to Casa Grande 901 Detachment.
Just to give everyone a little history I have been an Officer in the Department of AZ since the Fall Conference of 2002 when, then Department Commandant Frank Wienke, asked me to serve as the Dept Sgt-At-Arms.
Since that time I have served as Sgt-At-Arms 2002-2006, Historian 2002-2004, Assistant Chaplain 2003-2005, Chaplain 2005-2020, Department Adjutant 2021-2023, Young Marine Liaison 2005 to present, Scouting Liaison 2023-present, Webmaster 2021-present.
This is my first Elected Position and I am honored to have been elected to serve this great Department.
I have served that last 14 Commandants and plan on continuing my service to the State of AZ, the veterans of this State, and my community for many years to come.
Commandant/Asst Nat'l Vice CMDT SW Div
Sr. Vice Commandant
Jr. Vice Commandant
Jr. Past Dept Commandant
MODD AZ Pack Leader
Nat'l Vice Cmdt SW Div
Nat'l. SW Div. Adjutant
Chief of Staff
AUX Southwest Division Vice President
Chaplain/ Asst Zoom
Juan (Joe) Uribe
Service Officer/Zoom Admin
John (JB) Ross
Budget Committee Chair
Marines Assisting Marines
Scholarship Chair/Budget Committee
ADC-Fntn Hills/East Valley/Sag
Marine for Life
Parliamentary/Marine for Life
Viet Nam Veterans Coordinator
Unified Arizona Veterans
Dept Tax Consultant
Social Media/MAMSocial Media/ACMF/Be Connected