The Women Marines Association is proud to be the only charitable association for and about women Marines. WMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.
The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our Veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.
WMA is a member of the National Marine Corps Council and maintains a liaison with Headquarters Marine Corps.
The Women Marines Association (WMA) will be the veterans’ organization of choice for female Marines (past, present, and future) looking for camaraderie, mentoring, and support.
To preserve and promote the history and traditions of women in the Marine Corps from World War I to the present; to conduct programs for charitable and educational purposes; to promote the welfare and well-being of elderly, disabled, and needy women Marine veterans, as well as women currently serving in the Marine Corps; to provide entertainment, care, and assistance to hospitalized veterans and members of the Armed Forces of the United States; to sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature, particularly those that perpetuate the tradition and esprit de corps of the United States Marine Corps; and to foster the spirit of comradeship of women who have served or who now serve in the United States Marine Corps, regular or reserve components.
These goals are established to help WMA realize its vision and accomplish its mission:
Every two years, WMA holds a national convention and professional development conference where members gather for a week of educational seminars and business meetings to ensure the working order of our organization. Active duty Marines attend via TAD orders for seminars related to their Marine Corps career as well as mentoring from fellow Marines. There is always a little time to partake in what the locale has to offer and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Marines. It is a time of training, team building and camaraderie for those who share the proud title Marine.