About Us

The mission of the Young Marines Alumni Association is to be a vital partner in the success of the Young Marines! Through meaningful engagement and the support of lifelong connections, the Young Marines Alumni Association aims to strengthen all Young Marines - past, present, and future.


Renewing and fostering camaraderie among Alumni. 


Providing opportunities for meaningful interaction between Young Marines and Alumni.


Inspiring Young Marines and Alumni through shared experiences.

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1959 - 2011

After aging out of the program, former members of the Young Marines have no official means of staying in touch.  Members gather informally to reminisce on their time in the program.


Young Marines at the 2011 National Leadership Symposium pitch an idea to reconnect former members.  They called it the Young Marines Alumni Association. 


Alumni Edgar Huff is named as the first Alumni Association Executive Director, and the first Advisory Council is formed. 


The Alumni Association receives its charter officially designating it as a subsidiary organization of the Young Marines.

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In honor of the retirement of former National Executive Director Mike Kessler, the Alumni Association launches the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship Fund. Since inception, the fund as awarded over 90 scholarships to Young Marines to attend events around the world.


Alumni Association announces the creation of the Alumni Samuel K. Beamon Sr. Public Service Award.

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