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Your Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment 022 which was Chartered  on January 15, 1974 is an All-Volunteer, Non-Profit Organization and one of several Detachments located throughout the United States. Our Detachment and others is overseen by its Marine Corps League National Headquarters in Merrifield, Virginia.

MCL Detachment-022 is approaching 100 Members strong and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month at 7:00PM at:

Elks Lodge
1505 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
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Membership is available to All Marines & Navy Corpsmen who served with Marines who are Active Duty, Reserve, Former or Retired, and may be either Officer or Enlisted. Our Ranks continue to grow and all those willing and able are encouraged to Apply for Membership.

Please call us at (949) 378-7984 or send an email to: SupportRMarines@cox.net.

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship  for the purpose of preserving and promoting the interest of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom, and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Learn More:
Download and view our Brochure (PDF)

Join us:
Download and view our Membership Application (PDF)

Programs your Detachment and your Marine Corps League Support would include the following:

  • Injured Marine Assistance
  • Veterans Service & Benefits
  • Young Marines of the MCL
  • Youth & Physical Fitness
  • Scholarships
  • Legislative Assistance

South Coast Detachment Officers:

  • Commandant – Burton Brown
  • Sr. Vice Commandant – Alex Carlson
  • Jr. Vice Commandant – Chad Schiel
  • Jr. Past Commandant – Pete Hammer
  • Judge Advocate – Mike Brennan
  • Adjutant – Bill McGovern
  • Sergeant – At – Arms – Mickey Christiason
  • Paymaster – Ken Sears
  • Chaplain – Carla Nelsen
  • Recruiting – Mike Lipscombe

2/1 OIF/OEF Fallen Marines Memorial and Plaque Dedication Dec 2016:

2/1 Marine Homecoming Sept 2016:


Filming, editing, and narrating by Chad Schiel.