Marines, Associates and FMF Corpsmen,
I just want to take this opportunity to not only thank you for all that you do for the Marine Corps League, but to also wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
Hopefully you are enjoying Xmas with your family and friends today and looking forward to the new year next week. I see the coming year as an interesting one in many ways. I am hoping to incorporate MCL learning into our Conferences and Conventions for 2020 and hopefully into the years that follow. This learning will include a series of programs and courses that will help a lot of our young officers to become better proficient with managing not only their respective functions, but their detachments as well. It is my hope also that this type of a curriculum will attract more of our brother and sister Marines to future Department meetings and add increased proficiency to our total officer corps. I hope that you will help with this endeavor when you are called upon to do so.
Again I want to wish you and yours a very happy and festive holiday season and I look forward to seeing all of you within the upcoming months.
Department of California
MCL – S/W Div.