The Spokane County Young Marines was officially chartered on September 11, 2015 and began enrolling Young Marines in November of 2015.
We started with just 2 Young Marines that moved here to Spokane from another state and had a desire to continue with the program. Since then, we have grown to 14 Young Marines and look forward to growing even more as the word gets out about our program.
As a unit, we have been doing community service all over Spokane and enjoy assisting the community. We mostly do community service with Veteran's organizations, but we are willing to help out wherever needed.
As a unit, our strengths include doing community service, teaching the dangers of drugs to youth, physical fitness, and we are great at having fun!!!
Unit Commander - Dalaura Neal
Mrs. Neal has been our Unit Commander since February 2020. During this time our Young Marine unit has grown, both in numbers, and in knowledge! Mrs. Neal previously was our Paymaster.
Executive Officer - Jim Brown
Mr. Brown was on active duty with the Marines from 1974 - 1978. He also did 2 years Marine Reserves from 1978 - 1980. Mr. Brown is also actively involved in the Marine Corps League and has been the Judge Advocate, Jr Vice Commandant, Sr Vice Commandant and Commandant. Mr. Brown's current position in the Melvin M Smith #586 Detachment, in Spokane is that of Past Commandant.
Adjutant - Sarah Lundback
Paymaster - Nicholas Lundback
Training Officer - Barry Bizzell
Assistant Training Officer - Justin Morgan
Female Staff Advisor - Vickie Brown
Fitness Instructor - Timothy Neal
Support Staff - Multiple Positions Open
Any adults interested in volunteering your time are more than welcome to fill out an application to join staff. Anyone can join staff (military service is not a requirement) as long as you are able to pass a criminal background check that is done by our national headquarters.