Military Order of the Devil Dogs

Lenny Margolis Pound #300

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Lenny Margolis Pound #300 newly elected and installed officers for 2023-2024



The Military Order of the Devil Dogs is the Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League. 


It promotes good fellowship amongst the members of the Marine Corps League Detachments. The Order provides amusement and entertainment at all the gatherings of the League, when and where advisable, preserves and strengthens the principles and ideals of the League and maintains true allegiance to the United States of America and its Constitution and laws. It fosters and extends American institutions of freedom and defends America against all enemies. The Order is also very active in raising funds for different charities. 


Applicants must be paid-up Regular members and in good standing in the Marine Corps League, Inc. Must be active in the Detachment; Must be invited to join the Order. They must be recommended by the Detachment Commandant and be sponsored by two DEVIL DOGS or PEDIGREED DEVIL DOGS. The applicants are then interviewed by the members of the Pound at a Pound Growl. (A meeting is called a Growl.) If accepted, the applicants must undergo an initiation and obligation ceremony. Then they become Pups in the Order. 


The Pound is on the local level and can be made up of members of different Marine Corps League Detachments. On the Department level there is the Pack, and on the National level there is the Kennel (The Order). There are three different degrees in the Order. The lowest degree is that of a Pup. The next highest level is that of a Devil Dog (DD). The highest level is that of a Pedigreed Devil Dog (PDD). All Dogs wear a dog collar (ribbon) around their neck with a Dog Tag attached. A Pup wears a black ribbon. A Devil Dog wears a red ribbon. A Pedigreed Devil Dog wears a gold ribbon. The head of the Pound is called the “Pound Keeper”; The head of the Pack is called the “Pack Leader”; The head of the Kennel is called “Chief Devil Dog”. The Order’s many charitable donations not only help people, but also build good public relations for the Order, the League and the United States Marine Corps. It is an honor and a privilege to be a Devil Dog. We are the Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League. We are only interested in quality membership, not quantity membership. 


I am an American, I was born in France. I hold the title of United States Marine, and understand the commitment of holding the title, Devil Dog. It is a tradition born at Belleau Wood in the year 1918, of a force in readiness and the “First to Fight.” As a Devil Dog, I ask no quarter and give no quarter. I will do everything in my power to uphold the objectives of the Military Order of Devil Dogs and to carry out my duties to a swift and satisfactory completion.

Written By: PDD George E. Williams, 1989

(Minutes from Meetings)