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.
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Mr George Herring Special Projects Officer

The purpose of the "MISS MONTFORD POINT MARINE QUEEN CONTEST" is to raise funds to carry out programs held throughout the year. These programs are designed to boost morale of service members, provide assistance to veterans and scholarships to communities.   

The "Miss Montford Point Marine Queen's Contestent will reign for (1) one year and participates in Chapter functions, make personal appearances on behalf of the National body or the local host Chapter at civic, social, veterans, military affairs as required.

Because of the prestige of the contest, rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, Preliminary Contestant  Requirements include:

  • Candidate must be a woman 18 years of age or older.
  • Have knowledge of the association and it's mission.
  • Candidate may be married or single
  • (wives of MPMA members are ineligible).
  • Candidate must be able to make personal appearances and promote the the contest on behalf of the Montford Point Marine Association (locally or nationally).
  • Each contestant will be present for all rehearsals.
  • At the National competition each contestant must appear in formal gown the night of the coronation.

Additional information and requirements are available - if you are interested in participating contact a Chapter Representative. All others please reach out to the Chapter within your State for how you can help or use the Feedback Link and we will direct your inquiry to the right Chapter.


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Current Queen 2013 -2015

Dr. Stacy Henderson

Dr. Stacy Henderson

CEO - Author *Life Coach * Motivational Speaker

"Empowering You To Reach New Heights"

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Past National Queens

Tracy Rivers 2009 -2013Lynett Clifton 2008 - 2010 Camp Jejeune NCLatreveate Sontrese Williams 2006 - 2007 Chicago Chapter

Mayrin M Anton 2005 - 2006 New York ChapterValerie Neal 2004 - 2005 Chicago ChapterClifford Clemon 2001 - 2002 Chicago ChapterEmerald Johnson 2001 - 2002 New York ChapterJoneita H Carroll 2000 - 2001 Camp Lejeune NCEffie Wilson 1999 - 2000 Chicago ChapterLeonardra S Brooks 1996 - 1998 Chicago Chapter

Past Queens

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Queens Contest Coordinator Special Projects Officer

Mr. George Herring


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