Prospective members ask: “Why should I join the CCs?”
When you become a member you help make possible support for the following activities:
- The Wounded Marine Careers Foundation: A career training and job placement program for Wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen. We have also, in the past, supported the Wounded Marines Semper Fi Fund.
- The USMCCCA Annual Merit Awards Program: The program provides recognition of active duty Marine practitioners in the various media arts.
- The Gladys McPartland Scholarship Fund: Annual educational scholarships are made available to qualifying USMCCCA members and their dependents for studies at accredited institutions.
- The USMCCCA Scholarship Fund: Awarded annually to qualifying members and their dependents for studies leading to a degree in Communications.
- The William T. Perkins Videographer of the Year Award: Presented annually to that active duty Marine videographer displaying exceptional work in his or her field. The award recognizes the heroism displayed in Vietnam in 1966 by Cpl. William T. Perkins, the only combat correspondent to be awarded our nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor.
- Professional Military Excellence Seminars: At our annual conference we provide seminars for the enrichment of active duty, retired and other members of the Association in various related communications skills.
- Complimentary Association Memberships: Active duty Marine graduates of the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD receive a one-year complimentary Association Membership upon graduation. Elsewhere on this website you will see the Mission Statement of the USMCCCA Foundation, the designated and principal fund raising authority of the Association. While there are certain differences in each, both support the Public Affairs and Combat Camera efforts of the Marine Corps.