Marine Corps League Preamble
In the name of the Beneficent God of all, we who have Honorably Served, or are now Honorably Serving our country in the United States Marine Corps for the common good of this nation, and all the nations and people of our world, and in order that the Fundamental Rights and Freedom of every person may be preserved, to foster interest in the affairs of the United states Marines Corps, To protect and advance the welfare of the wounded and disabled Marines and their dependants, and for the further purposes set forth after, do solemnly and firmly associate ourselves together in a Nonprofit Corporation, known as the Marine Corps League.
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.
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.