Military Order of the Devil Dogs


Who are the Devil Dogs

The Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Inc., was created and organized in 1939, and chartered on the 19th day March 1940, in Boston Massachusetts. The Military Order of the Devil Dogs was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Michigan on the 7th day of October 1986.
The purpose of this organization to observe, obey and support the Constitution, Bylaws and all Rules and Regulations of the Marine Corps League, Inc. and to preserve and strengthen the principles and ideals of the Marine Corps League, Inc. We are to render aid and assist in the accomplishment of all programs and objectives of the Marine Corps League, Inc.  As the Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League, Inc., promoting sociability, comradeship and good-fellowship, we provide amusement and entertainment at all gatherings of the Marine Corps League, Inc. when and where proper and advisable.   We are sworn to maintain true allegiance to the United States of America and its Constitution and laws; to foster and extend American institutions of Freedom; and to defend America against all enemies whomsoever.

How they got the name

On the battlefields of France during WWI, the Marines were given the nick name of Tufelshunde, meaning “they were Devil Dogs” by the German soldiers because of their tenacity and courage at the battle of Belleau Woods in June of 1918.  The fifth and sixth regiments were the spearhead of the Allied counter attack against the grey uniformed crack unit of the German army considered the best in the world at that time.

The Alabama Pack

The Alabama Pack of the Military Order of Devil Dogs is made up of five (5) Pounds scattered throughout the State.  After each quarterly meeting of the Marine Corps League, the Pack Leader conducts a “Pack Growl” that encompasses all five Pounds.  At the Marine Corps League Department Convention, a “Grand Growl” is conducted at which time officer elections are held and the new officers are installed.