Spring Staff Meeting is coming up before we know it on April 3-5 2020. There will be a Pre Staff Meeting for Officers of the Department at 2000 on April 3, 2020. You will be notified where the meeting will be held at a later date. You are currently able to make reservations at the Oxford Suites in Yakima Wa.
The Unit Citation and Marine of the Year applications have been sent by the Adjutant Randy Ott to all detachments. There is also a link on the website. The Unit Citation is in the drop down box under the heading Detachments and the Marine of the Year is under Committees.
Be careful to follow the instructions on the Marine of the Year we have had disqualifications in most years due to not following the directions.
The Commandant’s and Committee reports should reach the Adjutant by electronic form by March 15, 2020 to give him a chance to get the agenda completed in time for the meeting.
Thank you all for your diligence to get the PLM’s completed on time. We achieved a 100 percent participation in 2019. Now that they are all updated it will be much easier for you to work with the PLM in future years.
I have visited all the detachments and you all are doing a great job!! Keep up the great work. You will be sending your Toys for Tots reports to Louanne Harrey this year as she took over this committee at Fall Staff.
All pounds with the exception of Spokane will be visited this year by Spring Staff Meeting. More on this at the Pack Growl at Spring Staff.
See you at Spring Staff
Department of Washington
General Paul X. Kelley, U. S. Marine Corps, retired, 28th Commandant of
the Marine Corps, passed away on
29 December 2019.
Throughout his tenure as CMC, General Kelley’s personable and engaged leadership style saw the Marine Corps through several major challenges. He played a pivotal role in re-establishing the identity and character of the Marine Corps following high-profile scandals, and he effectively oversaw one of the most intense periods of modernization in Marine Corps history. .
General Kelley will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on 13 February following the memorial service at Memorial Chapel on Fort Myer.
All installations will half-mast the National Ensign on 13 February, the date of interment.