FMDA CHAPTERS

Local chapters were a core strength over many years until a number of them began to suffer from "age fatigue."  Too many members were roughly the same age and too few younger Marines had been made to feel wanted or welcome by FMDA.  We failed to reach out.  Simple as that.

Some chapters are robust and some just "chug along" while others are immobilized or defunct.  No chapter can be sustained or made stronger by the sun coming up.  Members need to act.  Has there ever been a Marine unit that didn't reflect (in full) the nature of its leaders?  Hell, no.

INFO ON CHAPTERS

Western Region Chapters


Deputy VP - West James A. Fossos 20730 7th Avenue, South Des Moines, WA 98198 (206) 518-7075 jafossos@gmail.com




Central Region Chapters


Deputy VP - Central Paul Wojahn 23403 180th Avenue New Ulm, MN 56703 no email (507) 359-7595




Korea Chapters


For information on Korea chapters, please contact FMDA HQ: June Cormier (760) 763-3268 june.oldbreed@fmda.us




Eastern Region Chapters


Deputy VP - East Elmer Hawkins 450 Basin Street Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 679-3814 ehawkins23@aol.com




Marine Unit Chapters


Any Marine unit (from a regiment to a squad) can create a chapter of its own as long as there are 12 members when the unit applies. We welcome (with open arms and a big smile) any units from any era desiring to do this. For information on Marine unit chapters, please contact FMDA HQ: June Cormier (760) 763-3268 june.oldbreed@fmda.us




Form a New Chapter


Forming new geographic and Marine-unit chapters is the most likely path ahead if FMDA is to survive and be fully restored as a crossroads and unifying venue for each generation of Marines across the years. For information on forming new chapters, please contact FMDA HQ: June Cormier (760) 763-3368 june.oldbreed@fmda.us





But FMDA is not merely a federation of chapters, we are a body of members who can either (1) join FMDA and choose to belong to a chapter; (2) join FMDA and choose not to belong to a chapter or (3) join FMDA and form a brand new chapter.  To form a new chapter takes a couple of steps.

There is nothing to prevent you from joining FMDA and then forming a new chapter with at least twelve (12) members.  Keep this in mind: members can belong to more than one chapter.  Interested?  Go to our Form a New Chapter page.  Note: Marine units can create their own chapters.

FIRST MARINE DIVISION

ASSOCIATION

FMDA HQ

P.O. Box 9000, Box #902

Oceanside, CA 92051

(760) 763-3268

PRESIDENT: Jerry Johs

geronamo0122@gmail.com

STAFF: June Cormier

June.OldBreed@FMDA.us

 

STAFF: Dennis Coady

Dennis.OldBreed@FMDA.us

WEB DESIGN: Jud Blakely

judblakely@gmail.com