Women Marines Association Birthday Message

244th Marine Corps Birthday

This time of year, all Marines no matter where we are around the globe take this opportunity to stop and celebrate the unique history of our Corps. Whether we are still serving on active duty or we are Veteran Marines, we continue to reach out to renew the ties that bind us.  We own the legacy, the pride, the tradition, and the responsibility to take care of the Eagle Globe and Anchor and all that it stands for.   

The opportunity to serve in the United States Marine Corps is a privilege given only to a few.  Whether male or female we all raised our hands, took the oath, did what our Corps asked of us and earned the title Marine.

As we celebrate the 244th birthday of our beloved Corps, let us take pride in our accomplishments and the role we have each played in our Corps history.  Let us recognize and appreciate how those contributions have led to today’s integrated Marine team.    

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our nation and to our Corps.  I am honored and privileged to share the title Marine with each one of you.  Happy Birthday Marines and Semper Fidelis!

Semper Fidelis

Rhonda LeBrescu Amtower

WMA National President

Rhonda Amtower WMA National President 2018 – 2020

Rhonda Amtower WMA National President   As a Mustang Marine she retired in 2000 after 25 years of active duty in the Intelligence Field.  She is a WMA Life Member and has been an active member of WMA since 2000 when she served as DC-1 Chapter President, Area 2 Director, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and then as National President 2008-2012. and currently as president since 2018.  She also served as Chair of the Convention Planning Committee (CPC) and Chair of the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) Committee.  She also served on the Bylaws Committee and the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC).  Rhonda is committed to serving WMA to provide her experience in any way possible.

  1 comment for “Women Marines Association Birthday Message

  1. reddogdem
    7 Nov 2019 at 4:26 pm

    SgtMaj Carle – I don’t expect good news as she had entered Hospice Care (according to one web site) but can anyone say for sure -her status? We worked closely together for 3 yrs on officer selection duty out of New Orleans 1963-66. Amazing woman. Jo Ann Canal-Wheatley
    Captain, 1959-1967

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