Board of Directors Meeting

October 27, 2015

Quarterly Breakfast

0700, Ocotber 27, 2015

Visit Your Museum Foundation Gift Shop

Marine Corps Hats, Shirts, Recruit Company Coins

Become a Foundation Member

Be a Part of Marine Corps History

Get Your Marine Corps Platoon Photo

Call The Foundation Today

Future Projects by the MCRD Museum Foundation

"Iwo Jima Statue" & "Path of Valor"



Globe & Anchor Salute

June 20, 2015

A Huge Success

OCT 1 2013 New Logo on blackMCRD Museum Foundation

Our Mission Statement

The MCRD Museum Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and literary purposes as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The purpose of this corporation is to promote a greater understanding of the United States Marine Corps and its significance throughout the history of our country to the general public, Marine Corps recruits, and their families. This will be effectuated by promoting understanding through study of the traditions, concepts, and lore of the Corps, its members who have served, and the role that the Marine Corps Recruit Depot has played therein.
The Foundation will provide for the display, preservation, and distribution of appropriate manuscripts, books, relics, pictures, and any other information or items pertaining to the purpose of the museum. It will also promote and provide support to private and public organizations which are committed to similar objectives.
The Foundation will promote the principles and ethos of the Marine Corps through educational programs; provide administrative support to the Command Museum in the form of equipment, supplies, and all other operational necessities; and be responsible for recruitment and training of volunteers and docents.   Additionally, the Foundation will provide fundraising activities and other fiscal resources needed to accomplish the goals established by the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Among other things, such funds may be designated for acquisition, restoration, preservation, and display of artifacts, memorabilia and other items that depict the past, present and future roles of the United States Marine Corps.
Our History
The MCRD Museum Foundation was founded in 1988. The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 public benefit corporation, incorporated by the State of California. Our mission is a passion among Marine Corps veterans and community members. Members enjoy many activities and benefits while helping to preserve the history of the Marine Corps for future generations.
The Command Museum continues to grow and improve, becoming an important asset to MCRD, current recruits in training, and to the historic past of San Diego County. The Foundation Gift Shop provides financial support for Museum exhibits through the sale of memorabilia, Platoon Graduation Photos, and Year Books. You can help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps History by becoming a member of the MCRD Museum Foundation.


2263-1966Graduation & Platoon Photos

We have photos and yearbooks for MCRD San Diego graduates, ONLY.  You must know your boot camp platoon number and the year you graduated when you place your order.  All orders take 4-6 weeks to process and ship. Semper Fidelis!



Membership in the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Museum Foundation is open to all who wish to help preserve and perpetuate the history and traditions of the United States Marine Corps. . > Read More 

Col. Nate Smith Memorial Scholarship

The MCRD Museum Foundation offers annual scholarships to qualified individuals.  Each year, the Foundation awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships >Read More 

Sponsors & Donor Wall

The MCRD Museum Foundation established a Sponsors and Donors Wall to honor and recognize Marines and organizations, especially those with a connection to MCRD San Diego.  >Read More 


The MCRD Museum Foundation promulgates a quarterly newsletter entitled the “Foundation Sitrep” which is provided to all members and supporters.    >Read More



The Command Museum Staff

Barbara Mccurtis
Museum Director
(619)524 6719 
Joanie SchwarzWetter
Education Specialist
(619) 524-6038 
Ellen Guillemette
(619) 524-6720 
Chuck Archuleta
Exhibits Specialist

(619) 524-6783 
Vincent Gonzalez
Military Specialist
(619) 524-8159 
Phone:  (619) 524-6720v - Copy
Fax:      (619) 524-0076
DSN:    524-6720
Mail:     AC/S G-3
Attn:     Command Museum Historian
1600 Henderson Ave., Ste 106A
San Diego, CA 92140-5000




Our mission

MCRD Museum Foundation

The MCRD Museum Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and literary purposes as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Leadership

MCRD Museum Foundation

We have a solid leadership team that is the core of our great foundation.  


MCRD Museum Foundation Docents

The MCRD Museum Foundation provides highly skilled Docents to teach formal classes on Marine Corps history and traditions to MCRD’s recruits.   

Museum Foundation Volunteers

MCRD Museum Foundation's Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the MCRD Museum Foundation. Without volunteers, the Foundation could not be nearly as effective.Our volunteers perform a wide range of functions for the Foundation.  









The MCRD MUSEUM FOUNDATION is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, and all donations are tax deductible to the limits of the law.