They say “the few, the proud.” We are the fewer. The proud women of the U.S. Marine Corps. We were born to fight for our country, for the courageous women who came before us, and for the many firsts to follow. We are active duty Marines. Working professionals. Storied veterans. We are WMA, where women find Strength Beyond the Corps.

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As individuals, we thrive, but we’ve learned the hard way that none of us are as strong as all of us. Join WMA and be a part of a proud community of Marines and FMF sailors. We are united by our past, we are working together to honor the women who served before us and empower those who will follow.

Membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. FMF US Navy to include Corpsman, Medical Officers, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists AND must have earned the Warfare Device/Service Ribbon with the Marine Corps device.


As a member of WMA, you will have the opportunity to engage with women who share your experiences, passion, and commitment to serve. Members connect and grow through our national network, leverage their skills to serve fellow veterans, and celebrate our history and the many first to come.

Members receive communications and updates on all things WMA including the quarterly ‘Nouncements and the Monthly Minute. There are a variety of opportunities to engage with chapter events, volunteering, and attend the convention that provides camaraderie and new experiences. Membership brings together our members, families, and communities and while we may be separated by distance, we are united by the bond of the Women Marines Association.

WMA membership provides:

  • Camaraderie, connection, and support from a community that cares and acts
  • Engaging meetings, events, and activities to get involved
  • Professional and personal development including career networking
  • Travel and adventure with fellow members
  • Discounts on key products and services
  • Special scholarship and grant opportunities
  • Support during major life transitions

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WMA Chapters are located throughout the United States, with members in every state and abroad. Check out the interactive map to learn about a chapter closest to you.


View our events calendar to explore the many activities, networking, and ways to get involved. For questions regarding joining WMA or updating your membership information, please contact

“WMA has been a great help in keeping alive the history of what we women have done. It encourages women entering the Corps to set and reach higher goals, furthering the acceptance and utilization of women in the Marine Corps. Through its local chapters, WMA has given women in the Marine Corps, active and retired, a home port.”

Colonel Julia E. Hamblet, USMC (Ret)

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