Unit Commander: Bruce Katz

As the UC, Mr Katz is responsible and accountable for everything the unit does or fails to do.

Mr. Katz retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in August 2003 after twenty years of active duty. Highlights of his career included assignments as public affairs chief, MCRD Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region and Marketing Chief, Marine Corps Recruiting Command. He is a Life Member of the Marine Corps League and the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association. Mr. Katz joined the Boston Young Marines in 2014.

Executive Officer: Patrick Gilman

As the second in command, the XO is responsible for Young Marine advancement. He works closely with both the UC and Adjutant in ensuring the unit members are doing what it takes to advance to the next level. Mr Gilman has been a registered adult (RA) in the Young Marines since 2007. He has been a youth volunteer in various capacities since the mid 1990's.

Adjutant: Open Position

Paperwork and more paperwork. The Adjutant's role is to help keep track of everything the unit does; training, community service, ribbons, database updates, etc. Maintenance of the Young Marines record books is crucial to their success.

Events Coordinator: info@bostonyoungmarines.com

If you would like to have the Young Marines assist with your event please contact us for information. Parades, Color Guard, Community Service Opportunities, etc.

Paymaster: Laurie Gilman

Responsible for the Boston Young Marine finances and for ensuring the unit funds are properly tracked and accounted for. Monthly financial statements are send to the National accounting firm, Ambassador Accounting, to maintain compliance of unit reporting.

Marine Corp League Detachment

Burlington MA - MCL Detachment #123. The Young Marines was originally started by members of the MCL in Waterbury, CT. In fact the official name of the Young Marines is "Young Marines of the Marine Corp League". The MCL and YM Units support each other by participation in each other's events and acting as mentors to the Young Marines.

Gold Star Mothers

We are proud to support the efforts of the Gold Star Mothers of Massachussetts and Rhode Island. They are an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. Almost all Chapters of American gold Star Mothers throughout the United States of America give many hours of volunteer work and personal service in all Hospitals for Veterans and to the veterans and their families in their community. The organization works closely with all Veterans’ Organizations.

Help Wanted! - Do you believe in the core values you learned and lived while serving in the military? Do you believe in living a health, drug free lifestyle? Can you teach Leadership, Discipline, and Teamwork? Citizenship, Veteran Appreciation, Community Service are part of what we are. Please contact us to find out how you can join as an instructor.

Where To Find Us:

Boston Young Marines

123 Cambridge St

Burlington, MA  01803

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Membership Enrollment is always open! Learn more about our association and special events taking place this year. Interested in joining Boston Young Marines? Please contact us today. We look forward to talking to you!

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