About Us

The First State Detachment Marines is a charted 501 (c) 4 non-profit organized to raise funds that support local community service programs to enhance the lives of the communities we serve. Money raised benefit and support our neighbors in Worcester and Sussex Counties here on the Eastern Shore. Projects like our Youth Physical Fitness Program, Toys for Tots, The Semper Fi Fund and other noble charities have benefitted deserving families and individuals since our founding in 1989.

We meet on the on the 4th Wednesday every month at the Ocean City Maryland American Legion Post 166 located on Coastal Highway and 24th Street at 1200. Marines, Navy Corpsman are invited to join us for any of our meetings and the social gathering held after a meeting and learn the benefits for joining The First State Detachment MCL and serving our community.

Our Officers and Executive Board: (Officer List)

  1. Honor Guard - Bob Broderick
  2. Marines 4 Life - Jim Wright & Frank Del Piano
  3. Commandant - Marty Kwesko
  4. Senior Vice Commandant - Rich Pounsberry
  5. Junior Vice Commandant - John Daddezio
  6. Judge Advocate - Bill Russell
  7. Jr. Past Commandant - Frank Del Piano
  8. Adjutant - John Sushinsky, Jr.
  9. Paymaster - Robert Broderick
  10. Chaplain - David Kline
  11. Sergeant at Arms - Jeff Cywinski
  12. Web Sergeant - Robert Broderick
  13. Quartermaster - Jack White
  14. Eagle Scout Coordinator - Fred WIse

  15. Visit our Facebook Page to see First State Marines in action.
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    Toys for Tots
    First State Detachment Marine Corps League 


    Semper Fi Fund 
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First State Marines Detachments is a 501(c) 4 organization.
Group Number 0955 Tax ID: 57-1193334

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We welcome new members. Membership is open to all that are serving or have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, on active duty, for no less thatn ninety days or have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.