RECRUITING ISSUES: For recruiting related questions, please call your local recruiter at 1 (800) MAR-INES or visit

AWARDS ISSUES: If you left active duty prior to 1999, please call the Navy Personnel Command at (314) 538-2309.  If you left active duty after 1999, please call HQMC Awards Branch at (703) 784-9344 or (703) 784-9206.

EAGLE SCOUT CONGRATULATORY LETTERS:  ****NOTE POLICY CHANGE****  As of 3/25/2014, mail-in requests will no longer be honored.  To request a congratulatory letter for an Eagle Scout, please call 1-800-MAR-INES and ask for the closest recruiting station near you.  The letter requests will be processed at the local recruiting station only.

To reach the Commandant of the Marine Corps, contact:

General Eric M. Smith

Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, US Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps, Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000