National Headquarters Staff Directory

Young Marines Board of Directors

National Executive Director -Michael Kessler

Deputy Director - Joe Venable

Deputy Director West
Drug Demand Reduction Resource Officer - Joe Lusignan         

Director of Operations - Robert Borka

Director of Finance -Mike Tracy

Inspector General of the Young Marines - Joseph Bles

Director of Training & Education - Michael Guiles

Chief Marketing Officer - Gary Weisbaum

Unit Marketing Manager - Janelle Johnsen

Director of Administration - Judy Jones

Database Administrator - Patricia Borka 

Training & Education Specialist - Alvin Hendricks

Webmaster - Tim Kupper, Xpert Media Management

Ambassador Accounting - Stephanie Christianson

Rust Insurance - Billy Simons

Vanguard - Warren Dunlap

Chairman of the Board - William Smith

Vice Chairman of the Board - William Walker

National Executive Director - Mike Kessler - (USMC ret)

General Counsel - Herb Harman

Treasurer - Cathy Payne

Appointed Member – William Barnes

Appointed Member – Dina Dillon (Board Secretary)

Invited Member – Gene Overstreet

Deputy Director – Joe Venable

Director of Finance – Mike Tracy


Young Marines National Foundation

Executive Director - Mike Zeliff

Young Marines of the Year

YM SgtMaj Blake DeWeese - Young Marine of the Year 2014-2015 


Division Commanders

Division One : Robert Dittrich

Division Two: George Biedenbender

Division Three: John Gionet

Division Four: Chuck Jackson

Division Five: Ronald Pownall

Division Six: Mike Wilson