• Presenting Colors
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  • Marine Corps
  • Parade Grounds
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Mr. Tom Caughlan – Director

caughlanMr. Caughlan is a Desert Storm veteran, who retired from the Marine Corps in 2001 at the grade of Colonel.  In his Marine Career, he was an aviator and an installation commander. In his civilian career, he was the founding executive director of San Diego Fleet Week until returning to government service as the Chief of Staff for Marine Corps Installations WEST- MCB Camp Pendleton.   

Tom was commissioned in 1971 and served as an artillery officer, aerial observer and series commander until completing flight school in 1977.  He became a CH-46 pilot serving in west coast squadrons and deploying several times to the Western Pacific and Kuwait.  As a colonel, he was the first Marine Commander of MCAS Miramar, becoming the Chief of Staff when the CG's shifted his flag from El Toro to Miramar.  After retirement, he became the first Executive Director of San Diego Fleet Week.  In 2008 he returned to the colors as the civilian chief of staff for Marine Corps Installations West and Camp Pendleton.  Tom also is one of the founders of San Diego Military Affairs Council, and is president of the SDMAC Foundation, whose mission is to provide scholarships to veterans in STEM curricula at San Diego State and CA State San Marcos. 

JOANIE SCHWARZ-WETTER
MUSEUM DIRECTOR

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HISTORIAN

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EXHIBITS SPECIALIST

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MILITARY SPECIALIST

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Our Staff
MCRD MUSEUM FOUNDATION STAFF

Since its founding on April 29, 1988, the MCRD Museum Foundation, originally formed as the MCRD Museum Historical Society, has had the mission to promote the legacy of the Marine Corps through historic preservation and conservation, free education programs, and community outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of Marines, sailors, and the communities they serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Paul Atterbury

President
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Jim Guerin

Vice President

Bob Neal

Secretary

Cory Cunningham

Financial Officer

Robert Ross

Immediate Past President

Tia Ballard

Director

Gregory Bond

Director

Tom Caughlan

Director

Dennis Driver

Director

Bob Evasick

Director

William Gallo

Director

Steve Toth

Director

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.

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MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006 

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Foundation Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Friday, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426

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