President Dr. JoAnn Hayward

Ladies Auxiliary Coin can be purchased through the Ladies Auxiliary Quarter Master Mrs. Abrams                        designed by G.T. Taylor in 2005



The National MPMA Ladies Auxiliary was proposed at the NMPMA National Convention in 1970 (held in Washington, DC) by retired Sgt Major “Hashmark” Johnson.  Sgt. Major Johnson stated that “we need a Ladies Auxiliary to add strength and prestige to our organization”.  At the conclusion of Marine Johnson’s remarks a standing ovation from the floor was received.  The motion was passed and accepted. In 1971 the National Convention was held in New Orleans.  Mr. Jack Loving of Boston was asked to start formation of the Ladies Auxiliary.  Mrs. Almita Woods of North Carolina was elected to act as the moderator. In 1972 the association held their convention in Nassau Bahamas.  The Auxi8liary did not function at this time due to the death of Sgt. Major Johnson, who had proposed a Ladies Auxiliary, casted a shadow on the convention activities. In 1973 the National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio.  The National Ladies Auxiliary was formed.  Mrs. Willie Mae Hill of Philadelphia Chapter was elected the first National President.  Twenty-eight ladies were present at the convention.  This number included representatives of local chapters from Camp LeJuene, NC, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and Chicago, IL. It has been a long time since that day that retired Sgt. Major Johnson proposed that the MPMA needed a Ladies Auxiliary.  We have made many strides, our number one goal being to help the men and women of MPMA to preserve the legacy of those brave black marines who were trained at Montford Point, NC after President Roosevelt desegregated the United States Military. We presently have auxiliaries in Beaufort, SC, Camp LeJeune, NC, Chicago, IL, Maryland, Quantico, VA, St. Louis, MO, and Washington, DC



Membership is open to anyone who has a family member that has served in any branch of the United States Military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard), regardless to race, creed, or national origin.

For more information contact Dr. JoAnn Hayward, Ladies Auxiliary National President or Tommie Merritt, National Public Relations Officer.



We the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Montford Point Marine Association, having a keen sense of responsibility being true Americans and keeping in mind the preamble of the Montford Point Marine Association, band together to aid, assist and promote all matters pertaining to the welfare, social and patriotic work for the benefit of the Montford Point Marine Association members and their families.  We associate and declare these principles to be the foundation and the Preamble to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Montford Point Marine Association , Incorporated.


If you are interested in purchasing any items from the Quarter Master store, contact the Ladies Auxiliary Quarter Master Mrs. Alberta Abram. All items have a shipping and handling cost. To order yours today email the quartermaster or fill out the ordering invoice form.


National Ladies Auxilliary Officers

Dr. JoAnn Ginyard-Hayward
Vice President
Judy James
Recording Secretary
Jane Stallard
Financial Secretary
Shabiki Clarke
Clustie Ford
Sergeant of Arms
Lavonne Robinson
Public Director Officer
Dr. Gina Francis
Louise Greggs
Alberta Abrams
Grievance Chair
Juanita Berry
Convention planning chair
Dee Jones
Southern Regional VP
Louise Greggs
Northern Regional VP
Carole Burnett











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During a demonstration while training at Montford Point, Cpl Arvin L. "Tony" Ghazlo, instructor in unarmed combat, disarms his assistant, PFC Ernest Jones. National Archives Photo 127-N-5334
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The Woman's Army Corps (WAC) Mothers Association was founded during World War II (W.W.II) by some of the mothers of women in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) which later became the Women's Army Corps. The WAC Mothers' purpose was to help both men and women by serving in hospitals and USO's, selling bonds, mending clothes, sending comfort packages to the WACs and doing anything they could to make life more comfortable for the men and women serving their country.

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Mrs. Saxton was the first National President of the Ladies Auxiliary and served as the President Emeritus for the past decade.  Mrs. Saxton was a motivating organizer and wise council to many National Presidents to include her husband, PNP Sam Saxton and myself.  Mrs. Saxton was one of the three ladies I called my "Montford Point Mother".

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