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Official Mailing Address

Marine Corps League
SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. Detachment 1084
7353 Kerry Hill Court
Columbia, Maryland 21045-5032
 

Past and Present Commandants

  Bill Swain - Commandant: 2017
         
11794 Stonegate Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21044-4361
Phone: 301-332-1540

  Michael S. Betts - Commandant: 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016
After serving six non-consecutive terms, Mike is our "Grand Old Man" of the Detachment
         Hurry up and take the picture, my cheeks are cramping
Phone: 410-795-5067

  Gordon MacPhee - Commandant: 2012-2014
         
Phone: 410-290-8014

  Bill Brooks - Commandant: 2011
         

  Frank J. (Kip) Kippenbrock - Commandant: 2001, 2004, 2010
         ...but I am smiling

  Chuck Casey - Commandant: 2007
         A Marine with a trombone who knows how to use it
Phone: 410-796-4119 (home), 410-960-8643 (cell)

  Kevin A. Oliver - Commandant: 2005-2006
         The man with two first names and no last name


Detachment Officers

2017 Officers

On March 28, 2017, new elected officers took command after being sworn in by District #4 Vice Commandant Marc Fisher. From left to right are
  • Saki: Judge Advocate.
  • Tim Paulin: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Stephen Kovalchik: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Swain: Commandant.
  • Saki actually decided to dress up this time
    Appointed officers are
  • Mike Betts: Junior Past Commandant.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Gordon MacPhee: Paymaster.
  • Bill Brooks: Chaplain.
  • Daniel Paulin: Sergeant-at-Arms.

  • 2016 Officers

    On April 26, 2016, new officers took command after being sworn in by District #4 Vice Commandant Marc Fisher. From left to right are
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Saki: Judge Advocate.
  • Dennis Graham: Standing in for Mike Betts, Commandant.
  • Bill Swain: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Curt Atkins: Standing in for Stephen Kovalchik, Junior Vice Commandant.

  • Other officers not shown include
  • Gordon MacPhee: Junior Past Commandant and Paymaster.
  • Bill Brooks: Chaplain.
  • Kevin Oliver: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • Mike Betts is actually much better looking than Dennis Graham

    2015 Officers

    On April 28, 2015, newly elected or appointed officers took command.
  • Mike Betts: Commandant (third from left).
  • Bill Swain: Senior Vice Commandant (second from left).
  • Bill Pastino: Junior Vice Commandant (far right).
  • Saki: Judge Advocate (far left).
  • Gordon MacPhee: Junior Past Commandant (not shown).
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant (not shown).
  • Bill Brooks: Chaplain (not shown).
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster. On February 23, 2016, Gordon MacPhee assumed the duties as Paymaster.
  • Kevin Oliver: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • Clearly, we weren't elected based on our appearance

    2014 Officers

    On April 22, 2014, ballots were cast and officers were elected.
  • Gordon MacPhee: Commandant (center).
  • Mike Betts: Senior Vice Commandant (second from left).
  • Bill Swain: Junior Vice Commandant (second from right).
  • Kevin Oliver: Judge Advocate (not shown).
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant (far left).
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain (not shown).
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster (far right).
  • To be determined: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • Bill Swain's cover is too big

    2013 Officers

    On April 23, 2013, the elected officers were sworn in by National Executive Director Michael A. Blum.
  • Gordon MacPhee: Commandant (far right).
  • Mike Betts: Senior Vice Commandant (second from right).
  • Ed Underfinger: Junior Vice Commandant (second from left).
  • Kevin Oliver: Judge Advocate (center).
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant (not shown).
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain (not shown).
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster (far left).
  • To be determined: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • Hard chargers

    2012 Officers

    On April 24, 2012, the elected officers were sworn in.
  • Gordon MacPhee: Commandant (right).
  • Curtis Atkins: Senior Vice Commandant (center).
  • William Swain: Junior Vice Commandant. Not shown.
  • Kevin Oliver: Judge Advocate (left).
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant. Not shown.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain. Not shown.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster. Not shown.
  • Samuel Stein: Sergeant-at-Arms. Not shown.
  • Semper Fi guys

    2011 Officers

    On April 26, 2011, the elected officers were sworn in.
  • Bill Brooks: Commandant.
  • Kevin Oliver: Senior Vice Commandant. Not shown.
  • Doug Putt: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Pastino: Judge Advocate.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster.
  • Samuel Stein: Sergeant-at-Arms. Not shown.
  • Always faithful

    2010 Officers

    On April 27, 2009, the elected officers were sworn in.
  • Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock: Commandant.
  • Bill Brooks: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Curtis Atkins: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Doug Putt: Judge Advocate. Not shown.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster.
  • Samuel Stein: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • The best of the best of the best

    2009 Officers

    On May 26, 2009, the elected officers were sworn in.
  • Mike Betts: Commandant.
  • Stanley Brosky: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Brooks: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Pastino: Judge Advocate. Not shown.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster.
  • Samuel Stein: Sergeant-at-Arms.
  • The best of the best

    2008 Officers

    On April 22, 2008, the elected officers were sworn in by Mike Blum, National Marine Corps League Executive Director. The 2008 Detachment command is as follows:
  • Chuck Casey: Commandant.
  • Mike Betts: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Brooks: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Pastino: Judge Advocate.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster.
  • Samuel Stein: Sergeant-at-Arms.

  • 2007 Officers

    On April 24, 2007, the elected officers were sworn in by Jack Severn, Department of Maryland Commandant. The 2007 Detachment command is as follows:
  • Chuck Casey: Commandant.
  • Mike Betts: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Bill Pastino: Junior Vice Commandant.
  • Frank "Kip" Kippenbrock: Judge Advocate.
  • Danny Rotondo: Adjutant.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Paymaster.
  • Danny Rotondo: Sergeant-at-Arms.

  • 2006 Officers

    Shown below from left to right
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain.
  • Dennis Graham: Pay Master.
  • Kevin Oliver: Commandant.
  • Mike Betts: Adjutant. Not shown.
  • Pat Starliper: Senior Vice Commandant.
  • Chuck Casey: Judge Advocate.
  • A dignified looking bunch of gentlemen...but looks are deceiving

    2005 Officers

    Shown below from left to right
  • Mike Betts: Adjutant. In banana costume.
  • Saki: Judge Advocate. Stand up Saki! Oh, you are standing.
  • Chuck Casey: Senior Vice Commandant. Full of many senior vices.
  • Kevin Oliver: Commandant. Showing his 1000 meter stare.
  • Pat Starliper: Junior Vice Commandant. You can stop holding your breath now Pat.
  • Joe Roman: Chaplain...but not yet ordained.
  • Dennis Graham: Pay Master...and master of many other things.
  • What a Motley Crue!


    Staff Officers

    Staff Officers are appointed by the Commandant.

      Danny Rotondo - Newsletter Editor

    Kevin Rocks!  Kevin A. Oliver - Marine-for-Life Program Representative

    Saki Rocks Even More!  Saki - Webmaster

    the Kipster  Danny Rotondo - Auditor

    the Kipster  - Young Marines Liaison


    Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees (Board Members) is comprised of our elected officers (Commandant, Senior Vice Commandant, Junior Vice Commandant, and Judge Advocate) and the Junior Past Commandant.

    DETACHMENT COMMANDANT: Directs Marine Corps League activities of his community, presides at all Detachment meetings, serves as advisor to all committees of his Detachment, and is in direct charge of all functions of his Detachment. He administers the Oath of Membership to all new members after he has been sworn into office by the Department Officer or any Officer deputized for the purpose by a National or a Department Officer.

    DETACHMENT SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT: Shall give every assistance to the Detachment Commandant and during the absence or illness of the Detachment Commandant perform the duties of the Office. He shall assist all committees and, with their assistance, initiate and implement such dynamic programs as will increase the effectiveness of the Marine Corps League and their Detachment.

    DETACHMENT JUNIOR VICE COMMANDANT: Shall create and promulgate such membership incentives and programs as will engender enthusiastic response that will result in continuous membership growth. In the absence or illness of the Detachment Commandant and the Detachment Senior Vice Commandant, he shall perform the duties of that office.

    DETACHMENT JUDGE ADVOCATE: Shall interpret the Detachment Bylaws, Department Bylaws, and the National Bylaws (the latter two (2) in the event there are no Detachment Bylaws and the latter in the event there are no Department Bylaws). He shall advise, construe, counsel and render opinions on questions of law and procedure to the Detachment Commandant during meetings. Make decisions on the local level in disputes or if unable to do this, refer the problem to the next higher echelon of the Marine Corps League, i.e. Department or National if no Department exists.

    JUNIOR PAST DETACHMENT COMMANDANT: Shall contribute generously and impartially from past experience to the best interests of the Marine Corps League.

    Duties and Responsibilities of Staff Officers

    DETACHMENT ADJUTANT: Shall keep a true record of all meetings, typewritten or neatly hand written in ink in a ledger or log book; keep a record of all members and forward notices of meetings, events, etc., of the Detachment to the membership, and work closely with the Paymaster to maintain an up to date membership file of the Detachments active (paid up) and inactive (delinquent) members. The Adjutant shall also handle and keep a record of Detachment correspondence as directed by the Detachment Commandant and perform such duties as directed by the Commandant.

    DETACHMENT PAYMASTER: Shall keep a true record of all monies received and expended by the Detachment and, in close cooperation with the Adjutant, prepares an up to date record of dues paid by the membership and forwards notices to members when their dues have lapsed and also such other duties as may be assigned by the Detachment Commandant.

    DETACHMENT CHAPLAIN: Shall perform such duties at meetings as prescribed in the Ritual Book, take an active part in all memorial and funeral services in which the Detachment participates, visit the sick, and perform such other duties as directed by the Detachment Commandant.

    DETACHMENT SGT-AT-ARMS: Shall preserve order at all meetings and perform such other duties as are required by the Detachment Commandant. Also will fulfill all duties prescribed in the Ritual Book.

    DETACHMENT WEB SERGEANT: Shall create, maintain, and update the website and Internet social media for the Detachment.

    Official Documents

    BYLAWS
    Detachment Bylaws - March 22, 2016
    Detachment Administrative Procedures - February 23, 2016
    Detachment Coversheet - February 23, 2016
    Department of Maryland Bylaws and Administrative Procedures
    National Headquarters Bylaws

    RITUAL BOOK
    Ritual Book - June 1993

    GUIDEBOOK FOR DETACHMENT OFFICERS
    Guidebook for Detachment Officers - January 2006

    OFFICIAL FORMS
    Official Forms - National Headquarters
     
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