Section 4-01. Membership. Membership in The Marine Embassy Guard Association shall be determined as follows:
Membership shall be open to Marines who have served on active duty in the ranks of the United States Marine Corps. It includes both men and women, active duty, Section 4-01reserve, retired, and honorably discharged Marines. They are, and shall be known as, “MARINE EMBASSY GUARDS.”
Section 4-02. Charter Members. Charter members are the 300 members whose applications were received and who were accepted into membership during the enrollment period.
Section 4-03. Regular Membership. Membership in The Marine Embassy Guard Association is open to all former or present officers and enlisted men and women of the United States Marine Corps now serving with or who were assigned to any Marine Corps Embassy Guard position. Applicants must have completed or are completing all assigned duty tours without being relieved for disciplinary reasons and remain on active duty or have received an Honorable Discharge. Applicants of MSG Bn and Lettered Companies who have received the MSG ribbon also qualify for regular membership if they provide proof of receiving the MSG ribbon, no exceptions. Proof of participation must be included with application in the form of a DD-214, travel orders, MSG School graduation certificate, or other acceptable documents. (Only one is needed)
Section 4-04. Associate Membership. Associate membership is available to those who are not qualified to be a Regular Member. Associate members shall have all the privileges of membership, except the right to vote, hold National Office or Directorship (unless otherwise qualified), and shall pay regular dues.
Section 4-05. Honorary Membership. Honorary membership may be conferred upon a distinguished person, or the Spouse or Parent of a Deceased Marine Security Guard. The Board of Directors shall confer or revoke honorary membership by majority vote. Honorary members shall have all the privileges of membership, except the right to vote, hold a National Office or Directorship (unless otherwise qualified), and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
Section 4-06. Life Members Fees. Any member of the Marine Embassy Guard Association who is in good standing, may become a life member, upon payment of the fee, as required herein. A life member shall not be subject to payment of further dues. Such members shall have all the privileges, and benefits enjoyed as a member so long as that life member shall live. The Board shall establish life membership fees from time to time.
Section 4-07. Member in Good Standing – Defined. All members shall be considered to be in good standing in the Marine Embassy Guard Association, except when: (1) Required dues are not paid, or transmitted, on or before the due date. (2) A member is indebted, or in arrears to the Corporation.
Section 4-08. Membership Dues. The annual fee for membership in The Marine Embassy Guard Association, and the due date for such annual fee, will be set by the Board of Directors and published in the “MEGA-NEWS.”