Within the detachment, there is no award higher than that of the "Associate Member of the Year" that can be bestowed upon a Marine Corps League Associate Member by the Associate Member of the Year Society.
All detachments have an Associate Member who performs and displays the dedication, leadership qualities and principles of a good Marine above all others.
It is this Associate Member who is always willing to roll up his/her sleeves to do that tough job, the daunting tasks or put in the long hours of personal sacrifice, without hopes of reward, all to achieve the goals of the detachment and the Marine Corps League. All of this is evaluated through the Associate Member participation, and noteworthy accomplishments, perseverance and devotion to duty.
"Associate Member of the Year" is the award to recognize that special Associate Member.
To learn more about the Associate Member Of the Year Society INFORMATION---
Dept of AZ Nomination Example--
REMEMBER--ALL nominations need to be to the Department Adjutant by March 1st every year.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
PAST ASSOCIATES OF THE YEAR
2023 PAUL TULLENERS COPPER STATE 906
2022 PEARL BURK NIGHTHAWK 72
2021 NO AWARD
2020 DEBBIE YIN FTN HILLS 1439
2019 MARIE RUCH OLD BREED 767
2018 BETTY HORRIGAN NIGHTHAWK 72
2017 CONNIE CONNELL OLD BREED 767
2016 DANNY YRIGOLLA TUCSON 007
2015 ERIKA DELLACORT SEDONA 1237
2014 TERRY BYRON TUCSON 007
2013 NO AWARD
2012 KATHY REESE TUCSON 007
2011 MIKE BELLARD OLD BREED 767