2017 RON TOMONELLI (TX)
2016 DWIGHT WITCHER (TX)
2015 ALEX AZAR (TX)
2014 JOHN H. MASHUNKASHEY (OK)
2013 HARRY BRUCE (OK)
Definition: The Southern Division Marine of the Year Society is a Marine who has been formerly honored and shall assume the privilege of membership in the Southern Division Marine of the Year Society. The Society is charged with receiving and reviewing recurrent nomination for the Marine of the Year award and selects a spokesperson from among their membership to name their selection for the Southern Division Marines of the year at the Southern Division Conference.
Who can Submit a Nomination Package? Any member of the Southern Division may originate the nomination of a candidate for this award. Reference can be found in MCL National Administrative Procedures Enclosure 4, Section 3105 (g).
How do I draft a Nomination Package? The nomination of a candidate shall be made in letter form, either typed or legibly handwritten, and shall be signed by at least four members in good standing. The nomination letter must indicate the nominee's Detachment name and all signers of the nomination letter must indicate the name of their Detachment. The letter of nomination should clearly describe the candidate's achievements and contributions that have served to bring acclaim and prestige to the Marine Corps League and / or United States Marine Corps and/or have enhanced or furthered the concepts of duty as a citizen of the United States of America. (SEE EXAMPLE PACKAGE BELOW)
Where Does My Nomination Package get sent to? Completed nomination packages shall be endorsed and sent to the current Chairman of the Society (Marine Tony Poletti Texas 2023). Ask your current Dept Commandant for address of Chairman of the Society.
Who / Where Does the Voting Occur? Voting and selection of the Southern Division Marine of the Year shall be accomplished at the Southern Division Conference. The time and place of the Society meeting shall be published to the members of the Society prior to the Conference by the Chairman of the Society.
When are Nominations Due? Nominations may be submitted to any member of the Marine of the Year Society but must be received by a member of the society no later than 1 March of the current year.