Greetings to all Members of the Mideast Division!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for electing me as your new National Vice Commandant at the 94th National Convention in Overland Park, Kansas.  I, along with your newly elected Assistant Division Vice Commandant, Roger Ware (DoWV), look forward to continuing the positive momentum our Division has been doing in performing the mission of the League.  It is an honor to serve all of you in this position as well as represent you wherever I travel. 

I want to also take this opportunity to recognize Past NVC Mike McLain for his four years of service and dedication to our Division.  He is an outstanding Marine and a great friend.  We look forward to seeing him at future Division Conferences and National events.  

I would also like to congratulate Mike McLain for being selected as the 2017 National Marine of the Year and Department of North Carolina Commandant, Jeffrey Jones, for being selected as the Kennel Dog of the Year!  In addition, Roger Stockton, of the Greater Greensboro Detachment #260, from the Department of North Carolina, brought home the National Recruiter of the Year Award by recruiting 100 new members! 

The Mideast Division has a lot to be proud of with accolades such as these!  Your new Mideast Division Staff is ready to serve you and that Staff Roster will be forwarded on to you by Mideast Adjutant Frank Mathers.  We all look forward to serving you and performing the mission of the League!  

Again, thank you for this opportunity to serve as your National Vice Commandant for the next two years.  As I visit your Departments and Detachments, I look forward to meeting old friends and always making new ones.  Take care of yourselves and each other and let’s always keep our overseas Marines and Corpsmen in our thoughts and prayers.

Semper Fidelis,
Bruce R. Rakfeldt

National Vice Commandant

Mideast Division, Marine Corps League

Cell:  (336) 693-4340

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March 1-3, 2018 - NATIONAL MCL Midwinter Staff Conference will be at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Group code: MCLMDWINTER18   Phone: (540) 786-8321
Room rate includes up to 4 breakfast vouchers per occupancy. TBA per night + prevailing tax (currently 11.3%) Please make your room reservation directly with the hotel no later than TBA at 540-786-8321.  Click here to download the registration form.

Department of Maryland to host the

2018 Department Leadership College

​Saturday, 28 April 2018.

VFW Post 160

2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, MD 

Near BWI airport.

Learn more and get the Registration Form by clicking here!

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08 SEP 2017

Marines and Members of the Mideast Division:

As we prepare for a storm of historic proportions, I wanted to take a moment to let you know what your Division leadership has done in preparation for what could be a major disaster for our fellow members and their families.  

  • As of Wednesday, we published a new page on our website called "Be Prepared."  The Marine Corps League is "A Local Force in Readiness," in a unique position to help our membership, our families, and our communities.  This new page contains valuable resources and tips to help you prepare for an emergency and recommendations for things to do regarding your Detachments.  There are also additional links and downloadable checklists.
  • Also, announced earlier this week, the Marine Corps League Foundation has established the Marine Corps League Disaster Relief Fund.  More information about this fund and the forms are also on our website.  
  • Finally, I have been in contact with the leadership of the Southeast Division and offered assistance from the MidEast Division.  We have pledged any support we are able to provide.

For those of you who are proficient with social media, please visit our Facebook page and Twitter feed, Like and Share the pages and posts about the Be Prepared page.  The more we can get the word out, the better.
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Please be safe and know that the Mideast Division stands ready!
Semper Fidelis,

Bruce R. Rakfeldt

National Vice Commandant
Mideast Division, Marine Corps League
Cell:  (336) 693-4340