The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
I am a symbol inanimate the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.  Words too are symbols, inanimate but capable of conveying thoughts and ideas.  For those who wear me and to those who see you wearing me, I represent and express a tradition, an ideal and a noble legacy of combat valor and esprit unequaled by any other fighting force in the world.  I exemplify those qualities rarely voiced today – Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to duty.  It matters not what brought you to my banner.  It matters only that you wear me as your emblem and put forth the best within you- Semper Fidelis is a two word summary of a way of life.    It is then that I am no longer inanimate, no longer a symbol, I am, through you, the physical embodiment of Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to Duty.  In body, fact and spirit – I am a Marine.


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E- Mail Contacts of MPMA Chapter Representatives

Albany, GA Chapter

Atlanta, GA Chapter

Beaufort, SC Chapter

Columbia, SC Chapter

 Chicago, IL Chapter

Camp Lejeune, NC Chapter Find us on facebook Tidewater VA Chater 14. The Chapter social utility that connects people with Members, friends and others who work, study and live around us.

Detroit, MI Chapter

Granville Alexander, NO Chapter

Greenville Mississippi Chapter

Jacksonville, FL Chapter

Los Angeles, CA Chapter Find us on facebook Tidewater VA Chater 14. The Chapter social utility that connects people with Members, friends and others who work, study and live around us.

Louisville, KY Chapter

Maryland, MD Chapter

Mobile, AL Chapter

New York City, NY Chapter

Philadelphia, PA Chapter

Quantico, VA Chapter

Rockford, Illinois Chapter

San Diego, CA Chapter

St. Louis, MO Chapter

Triad-Triangle NC Chapter

Tidewater, VA Chapter Find us on facebook Tidewater VA Chater 14. The Chapter social utility that connects people with Members, friends and others who work, study and live around us.

Warner Robins, GA Chapter

Washington, DC Chapter


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National Association Email Address

Representative Mr. Forest Spencer Mr. Eric Nelson Mrs. Carmen Cole Mr. Kelvin Collins Mrs. Alfreda Carmichael Mr. Joe Geeter III, PNP Mr. Gilbert Taylor Mr. William Hosea Mr. James Maillard Mr. George Herring Mr. Robert Alridge Mr. Fred Codes Mr. Mike Johnson Mr. James Maillard Mrs. Sharon Stokes-Parry Mr. James Moore Mr. Ronald Johnson Mrs. Diedra Ware-Padgett Ms. Cynthis L. House Mr. Finney Greggs Mr. Houston Shinal Mr. Forest Spencer Dr. William Woods Ms. Melanie Young Mr. John Hood Vacant Vacant Mr. Joe Geeter III, PNP Dr. Cladie Spears Rev Shannon Sabsook Mr. Robert Lewis Mrs. Rochelle Crump Mr. Elijah Abram

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National Executive Committee and Council


Nat'l Chaplain Rev. James Moore
Nat'l Convention Director Mr. Ronald Johnson
Nat'l Convention Deputy  Mrs. Diedra Ware-Padgett
Nat'l Journal Director Ms. Cynthis L. House
Nat'l Quarter Master Mr. Elijah Abram
Nat'l Museum Director Mr. Finney Greggs
Nat'l Museum Deputy Director Mr. Houston Shinal
Nat'l Monument Director  Mr. Houston Shinal
Nat'l Standing Committee Chair Mr. Forest Spencer
Nat'l Parliamentarian  Dr. William Woods
Nat'l Ceremonial Director  Mr. John Hood
Nat'l Resolution Chairman Vacant
Nat'l Webmaster Mr. Gilbert T. Taylor
Nat'l Credential Director Vacant
Nat'l Liaison Officer Mrs. Rochelle Crump
Nat'l Awards Chair Mr. William Hosea
Nat'l Legislative Officer Mr. Joseph H. Geeter III, PNP
Nat'l ByLaws Chair Dr. Cladie Spears
Nat'l Historian Rev Shannon Sabsook



***MPMA Chapter Websites***

Visit the Chicago Chapter 2 Website for Local Events

Visit the New York Chapter 3 Website for Local Events

Visit the Atlanta Chapter 5 Website for Local Events

Visit Los Angeles Chapter 8 website for local events

Visit Camp Lejeune Chapter 10 website for local events

Vist San Diego California Chapter 12 website for local events

Visit St. Louis Missouri, Chapter 13 website for local events

Visit Indianapolis, Chapter 21 Facebook site for local events

Visit Louisville Kentucky, Chapter 22 website for local events

Visit Maryland Chapter 28 website for local events

Visit Quantico Chapter 32 web site for local events

Visit Cherry Point, NC Chapter 36 website for local events

Visit Detroit Michigan Chapter website for local events


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To construct a fitting memorial to honor the 20,000 African American Marines who fought for the "Right to Fight” and to educate and inspire youth and Marines (Past / Present / Future) and instill the value of perseverance.

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NMPMA Scheduled Meetings

May 30, 2015
June 20, 2015
July 18, 2015
August :  50th National Convention
September 19, 2015
October 17, 2015
October 24 , 2015: National Fall Council
November  21, 2015
December 19, 2015

All teleconferences will begin promptly at the time listed below, per your geographical location:

3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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The United States Marine Corps only selects the best and the brightest to join its ranks, just like the players selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The Marine Corps partners with a third-party recruiting professional to select elite high-school athletes for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. In addition to being among the top-rated football players in the nation, the selection process is also dedicated to choosing players

Semper Fidelis All American Bowl


Contributing sponsors for the Congressional Gold Medal Bronze Replicas

MCA&F recognizes Marine excellence in a wide range of endeavors and in particular supports the development of critical thinking in military affairs. MCA&F sponsors several types of writing awards to encourage Marines to disseminate ideas and explore issues to improve the Corps.

Tawani Foundation’s vision is to affect significant transformation of organizations and educational programs that enrich knowledge, preserve military heritage, improve health and wellness and conserve unique sites for enduring positive impact on individuals, communities and societies.

OUR MISSION:  To encourage the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of children through education. This Foundation was formed in February of 1995 by former Marines and law enforcement personnel who strongly believe that our nation's most precious resource is its youth.

Marine FCU was chartered in April of 1959. Our humble beginnings … a chicken-wired area in one of the warehouses aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Under the watchful eye of our volunteer Board of Directors, we have grown to be a large, full service institution dedicated to the financial success of our members and a proud civic partner in our community. You can count on us!


** Monument Contribution **

The Marine Corps Veterans Association serves Marines current and past, those who survived and those who did not, those still injured and those doing well. We look out for our Marines, and we remind all Americans to honor the awesome sacrifices Marines made for them. This Association has made a charitable contribution towards the MPMA Memorial Fund.




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The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Created and authorized by Congress, the Veterans History Project received unanimous support in the House and Senate and was signed into law on October 27, 2000.


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