Fall 2020 MCA&F NewsletterPosted on: February 03,2022
Supporting Today’s Marines
Greetings Marines and Friends of the Corps,
We are pleased to provide you with the Fall 2020 edition of the Marine Corps Association Foundation Newsletter. As always, I think you’ll enjoy reading about our organization and the many ways we’re supporting Marines. Like many of you, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our operations, but we still continue to support the professional development of Today’s Marines. Our programs remain popular with Marines throughout the Corps as we continue to look for ways to support Marines whether in the operating forces or in a training environment. The Marine Corps Association Foundation is not remaining static — the current environment is a unique challenge that we will continue to face head on. These are exciting times for our Corps, and your contribution to our mission is continuing to have a direct impact on the readiness of Marine leaders. I am grateful for your continued support.
LtGen William “Mark” Faulkner USMC (Ret)
President & CEO
Marine Corps Association & Foundation
You can help us meet the needs of Marines through this new program. It’s still early in the implementation phase, but our initial feedback from the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps through Commanders and Sergeants Major down to Corporals attending professional military education courses has been outstanding and they are eager to use our resources in training and education in the future. We expect the program to expand, but can only do so with your help!
Legacy Gift Giving
Legacy giving is one of the ways you can provide support to Marines long after you’re gone.
Recently, two retired Marines, Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter and her husband, Colonel James Mutter, established an honorarium with MCAF for Sergeant Major Alford L. McMichael, USMC (Ret), the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. SgtMaj McMichael served as the Sergeant Major, Manpower & Reserve Affairs when LtGen Mutter was the Deputy Commandant, M&RA. Out of her respect and admiration for him and their continued friendship, LtGen Mutter and her husband set up a distribution to MCAF as an honorarium for SgtMaj McMichael as part of their estate planning.
LtGen Carol A. Mutter, USMC (Ret)
“It has been our joy and pleasure to create a Trust honorarium to LtGen Mutter’s last and most appreciated SgtMaj of HQMC Manpower and Reserve Affairs and, not coincidently, the 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: Alford McMichael. LtGen Mutter personally requested an audience with then Commandant, General James Jones, to recommend SgtMaj McMichael for that post. Accordingly, the Mutter Family Revocable Living Trust reserves and bequeaths a percentage of its final distributable value to the MCA&F as that honorarium.”
–LtGen Carol A Mutter, USMC (Ret) and Col James Mutter, USMC (Ret)
SgtMaj Alford L. McMichael, USMC (Ret)
Legacy Giving may be something you would consider especially if you would like to honor a Marine you served with or family member who wore the cloth of our beloved Corps. Contact us at 703-640-0175 to learn more.