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Globe & Anchor Salute Gala 2024

The MCRD Museum Foundation is proud to announce this year's Globe & Anchor Salute Gala will be help on Saturday, 14 September. This year's theme is Night at the Museum! And for the first time ever, the Gala will be held at the MCRD San Diego Command Museum.

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MARINE GRADUATIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC

MCRD San Diego graduations are open to the public!
Click below to visit the Depot's website to learn more

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Grad Photos and Grad Books

The MCRD Museum Foundation maintains a collection of platoon photos, composite photos, and platoon books.

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Our Mission

Learn more about our mission to provide an educational setting for Marines & recruits, support the Command, and serve as a bridge to the local community.

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Our Programs

The MCRD Command Museum provides free programming to school groups and scouting groups which teach Core Values in a historic setting. We also serve active duty, veterans, and families through outreach programs that strengthen our local community.

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Get Involved

Help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps history. Become a member, volunteer, or donate today. If you enjoy Marine Corps history, you will be forever moved by this experience!

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Show Your Pride

Shop for your USMC gear here! All proceeds directly support the Museum and its programs for Marines and veterans.

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OUR STAFF

Mr. Cory M. Cunningham - Financial Officer BOD

cunninghamMr. Cory Cunningham is the President and founder of Sustainable Industries (SusInd), a prime contractor for the US and international governments in energy, water and fuel sectors.  Mr. Cunningham concurrently runs the operations and finance for Hyperlight Energy, a US Department of Energy sponsored solar-thermal research and development company.  Additionally, Colonel Cunningham is an active Marine Corps Reservist with 30 years of military service as a United States Marine.          

Leading SusInd, Mr. Cunningham has executed over $55MM in international water filtration contracts with US and Iraqi partners.  Prior to founding Sustainable industries, Mr. Cunningham navigated successful careers in real estate and the United States Marine Corps.  While in the Marine Corps, he founded and operated a real estate investment group, where he profitably acquired, managed and sold single and multi-family properties.  After serving as an active duty Marine, Mr. Cunningham directed corporate and property operations for a $1.1 billion / 9.4 million square foot real estate portfolio until founding Sustainable Industries.  Mr. Cunningham has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and construction.

In addition to business ventures, Col Cunningham currently serves as Commanding Officer of Marine Air Training Support Group (MATSG) 42.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988, was commissioned as an officer and served primarily as a CH-53E helicopter pilot. He has deployed worldwide, with five deployments and three combat tours supporting Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving two Air Medals for over 200 hours in combat air missions.  He has received Navy Commendation Medals for directing the global movement of over 25,000 Marines and 2,000 tons of equipment while in combat and a second award in peacetime for university recognized leadership as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA.

Mr. Cunningham is a LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed General Contractor (CSLB#969777), a commercial rated rotary and multi-engine pilot and was recognized as a 2011 Top Influential in San Diego Defense Industry.  Mr. Cunningham holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He serves on multiple non-profit boards and resides in Pacific Beach with his wife Melissa and their three daughters.

JOANIE SCHWARZ-WETTER
JOANIE SCHWARZ-WETTER MUSEUM DIRECTOR

(619) 524-6719
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                        VINCENT GONZALEZ
VINCENT GONZALEZ EXHIBITS SPECIALIST

(619) 524-8159
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JOHN VAZQUEZ
JOHN VAZQUEZ EDUCATION DIRECTOR

(619) 524-6038
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ELLEN GUILLEMETTE
ELLEN GUILLEMETTE HISTORIAN
(619) 524-6720

FOUNDATION BOARD

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all, a passion for preserving and perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps. Many who serve on our Board have a strong connection with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot having drilled on the grinder, been stationed aboard the Depot, or felt the local impact of Marines in San Diego.

FOUNDATION STAFF

WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE MARINE CORPS VALUES

The Museum Foundation is fortunate to have a dedicated and passionate staff who work closely with the Museum staff and Depot leadership to support programs, exhibit upgrades, and outreach efforts. To get in touch with a Foundation staff member, please call the Foundation office at 619-524-4426 or contact us by Email.

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