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Young Marines History 1958-Present

In History on August 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

The birth of the Young Marines was in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1958. The official charter was issued on 17 October 1965 and thereafter the program spread throughout the country.

Although chartered as a League Sponsored Organization, the Young Marines began to function as a subsidiary organization independently in 1974.

  • In 1975 membership was extended to included participation of females so that all youth could benefit.
  • By 1978 the Young Marine bylaws were approved and adopted.
  • In 1980 the Young Marine program was granted the status as a Youth Educational Organization with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) classification of 501(C)3.
  • In July 1993 the United States Marine Corps designated the Young Marine Program as “The focal organization for fulfilling its participation in the Department of Defense’s Drug Demand Reduction Activities.” Marine Corps Order 5000.20 officially recognized the Young Marines and published policy to support the program.