National Marine of the Year
Year Recipient Department
1959 *I. D. Hale Wisconsin
1961 *Raymond Wilkowski Illinois
1965 Russell Shaffer Pennsylvania
1966 *William W. Hurrell Pennsylvania
1967 Not Awarded
1968 James Merna Maryland
1969 Patrick J. Cody Pennsylvania
1970 *Gilbert Gray New York
1971 George Hartman Florida
1972 *James Crenshaw Kansas
1973 Richard J. O’Brien Virginia
1974 *Raymond Butts Virginia
1975 *Walter Churchill Ohio
1976 *Charles Horn Maryland
1977 *Joseph Mammone New York
1978 Henry White Illinois
1979 *Joseph Ryan Arizona
1980 *Irene Smoke Virginia
1981 Bart Long, Jr. New Jersey
1982 Joseph J. Marc-Aurele Massachusetts
1983 Jack Davis Pennsylvania
1984 Robert B. Throm Pennsylvania
1985 *S. Johanna Glasrud Michigan
1986 John Sullivan Virginia
1987 Linwood P. Liner Louisiana
1988 Edward D. MacIntyre Arizona
1989 Paul F. Hastings Pennsylvania
1990 Lamar Golden Pennsylvania
1991 *John "Jay" P. Kacsan Pennsylvania
1992 *Victor T. Fisher New York
1993 *Elden S. Gebaroff Washington
1994 Robert P. Boon, Sr. New Jersey
1996 Horace "Nick" Hawkey Pennsylvania
1997 *William R. Reichstein North Carolina
1998 Dave Woods Illinois
1999 Barry Georgopulos Colorado
2000 *Ernie Lutz Virginia
2001 George Barrows, Sr. North Carolina
2002 James L. Hackbarth Illinois
2004 Vic Voltaggio Florida
2005 John Hopkins South Carolina
2006 Joe Blick North Carolina
2007 Kenneth W. Watterson Texas
2008 John Kovalcik South Carolina
2009 John J. "Jack" Dougherty Connecticut
2010  Helen F. Hicks Texas
2011 Robert E. Becker New York
2012 John "Jack" Severn Maryland
2013 Polly Weidenkopf Texas
2014 Neil B. Corley Pennsylvania
2015 Leanna L. Dietrich Pennsylvania
2016 Roger Ware West Virginia
 Congratulations and Semper Fi!
*Deceased

Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps.