The MEGA Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the 2023 Scholarship Awards. Follow the link below for more info.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR IS APRIL 30, 2023.schoolCLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND APPLY
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The latest issue of MEGA News includes an update on the 2023 reunion, upcoming elections, new VA life insurance program and MSGs in the news.
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OUR HISTORY SPANS
MORE THAN SIX DECADES
AND WE'VE SERVED IN
MORE THAN 135 COUNTRIES
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WE HONOR OUR FALLEN
WE HONOR THEIR MEMORY WITH OUR UNWAVERING DEDICATION TO DUTY; IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE.
VISIT THE TRIBUTE PAGEThe Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon is a United States Marine Corps military award that was established by order of Secretary of the Navy John Howard Dalton on 15 July 1997. The award recognizes those Marine Corps personnel who have served as U.S. Embassy Security Guards and is retroactive to 28 January 1949.
WHY JOIN MEGA?
We are exceptionally proud of the heritage of Marine Security Guards, and our continued service to our Country and to our Corps. We are COMMITTED to preserve and protect that heritage.
WE ARE AMERICAS' "AMBASSDORS IN BLUE"
OF OUR LEGACY
EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY,
THEY'VE SEEN US
EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
OUR NATION'S EMBASSIES
ARE SAFE BECAUSE
OUR ENEMIES KNOW
WHO GUARDS THEM
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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE MARINE EMBASSY GUARD ASSOCIATION, ALSO KNOWN AS MEGA
We are exceptionally proud of our heritage as Marine Security Guards, our continued service to our Country, and to our Corps.
We are COMMITTED to PRESERVE and PROTECT that heritage.
MEGA was formed in 1997 by our late founder Robert “Big Bob” Kienietz, and our organization and has grown steadily each year since its inception.
We welcome information from all Embassy Marines and invite you to join with us in documenting your experience and rediscovering the camaraderie of like-minded Marines who also served the program during all of the yesterdays following 1949.
Please help us PRESERVE and PERPETUATE our legacy.
During these difficult and hostile times around the world, we pray for our active servicemen and women, our Marine brothers and sisters, and especially our fellow Marine Security Guards and wish them all a safe and successful tours.
We welcome memories and contributions from all Marine Security Guards to our Historical Archives.
Please use the link below to contribute your photos, documents, and videos.
The primary mission of the Marine Security Guard is to provide security, particularly the protection of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the United States of America at Diplomatic posts WORLDWIDE.
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Join us today as we strive to preserve the LEGACY of the Marine Security Guard Program
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The Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA) is a fraternal, benevolent association, which is open to all past or present Marines who have served as Embassy Marines (MSGs). We also offer Associate Memberships for those who are not qualified to be a Regular Member.
Tax Status: MEGA is registered as a 501(c)(19) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.