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Marine Corps University Foundation: Armed with Insight!

Our Mission

For over 30 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps’ most pressing educational needs.

Our support has made professional military education more responsive to changes in the nature of conflict and brought a level of professionalism in faculty and diversity in perspective not attainable solely through appropriated government funding.

Today, our enduring efforts to enrich & enhance professional military education focus on:

  • Strengthening the Marine Corps University’s position of thought leadership in military studies & national security affairs;
  • Cultivating the problem-solving skills that enable Marines to think creatively & act decisively in uncertain environments; and
  • Developing the most knowledgeable, well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders … from Corporal to General.

  • Our History

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    The Marine Corps University Foundation (MCUF) was originally incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on June 25, 1980 as the Marine Corps Command and Staff College Foundation and was established as a private organization operating exclusively for educational purposes. Initially the Foundation’s role was to enhance and enrich the professional education and leadership development of Marines at the Command and Staff College. Today, the Foundation's program focus begins with the Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia and extends to support professional military education for the Operating Forces and Supporting Establishment throughout the Marine Corps.

    The Marine Corps University Foundation, originally the Command and Staff College Foundation, was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on June 25, 1980, as a nonprofit organization in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To more closely identify with the overall professional education structure of the Marine Corps, the Foundation became the Marine Corps University Foundation on November 10, 1996.