Montford Point Marine Association logo

Montford Point Marines Chapter 40

Montford Point Marines were the first African-Americans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after President Franklin Roosevelt issues an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission in June 1941. The recruits trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC from August 26, 1942 until the camp was decommissioned on September 9, 1949.

The Charlotte Chapter (#40) is committed to preserving their legacy.

Who We Are

Our active chapter is dedicated to honoring the history and preserving the legacy of those groundbreaking Marines. We sponsor events, promote education, and bring the community together to remember, celebrate and build on that very special history.


Upcoming events:
PI Phi Chapter - Military affairs committee presents At The Table with Cannon on 105.3 FM Radio One June 20 from 7 -8 am. Tune in!

Past events:
Congressional Gold Medial for Montford Point Marine Charlie Bowman in Marshville, NC
Toys for Tots 2019
Delta Tribute to Veterans 2019
Arts Council Veterans Program 2019
Black History Program 2020

Contact Us

Would you like to get involved in our National and Local Chapters?

Click to apply for national membership.


To donate funds or resources to Chapter 40, please contact our President Craig Little
Board Member Glenn Proctor
PR Chair Gunny Green