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  • Marine Family

    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.

  • Code Talkers Platoon

    Grad Photos and Grad Books

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

  • Founding Fathers

    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.

  • Museum and Foundaton Programs

    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.

  • MCRD Museum Docents

    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!

  • Recruit Gear

    Show Your Pride

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

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Daykin - Director

A DaykinMr. Daykin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1967 and attended Boot Camp at MCRD SD. He served in combat in Vietnam, initially with 3rd Battalion 26th Marines and then 3rd Battalion 1st Marines. He was honorably discharged in 1969 at the rank of Corporal.

After his discharge he began a 42-year career in civilian law enforcement. He retired from the Tucson Police Department as Assistant Chief after 28 years and then served as Chief of Police of the University of Arizona Police Department until his retirement in 2014.

Tony earned Bachelor of Arts in Management and Master of Education degrees. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Tony has served on several community and professional boards and is a Past President of the Saguaro Rotary of Tucson, the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson Board and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police.

Tony discovered the MCRD Command Museum some years ago, became a member and subsequently became a Life Member. He was elected as a Director in September 2019.