Department of Arkansas



29 June 2017


The Board of Trustees is proud to announce the hiring of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Robert J. Borka has accepted our offer and will join the Team on 1 July 2017. We are very excited about bringing Mr. Borka on board to help in the restructuring of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Borka brings experience, organizational and leadership skills from the corporate world with Knight Facilities Management Inc. (1998- 2014), before joining the Young Marines in 2014. He has a very impressive reputation in the success of organization and operations of the Young Marines. He comes highly recommended. Please join the Board of Trustees in welcoming Mr. Borka to the Marine Corps League, National Headquarters.

Robert J. Borka

Robert Borka 

Robert J. Borka is a business executive with almost 30 years of management experience. He joined the Marine Corps League in 1995 upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps as a Cryptologic Technician (2651)/SSO. Robert transferred to the Flint Detachment #155 (Michigan) as a Life Member. He volunteered with the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League from 2006 to 2014 earning the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award. He served the Young Marines as Unit Commander, Battalion Commander, Regimental Adjutant, Division Adjutant, and Assistant Division Commander. Robert served on the Young Marines Board of Directors as the Treasurer, Vice Chairman, and participated on several committees. In 2014, Young Marines National Headquarters brought him on full time as the Director of Operations.


Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Prior to his position at Young Marines National Headquarters, he was an Executive Director for a global facilities support services company where he had been employed since 1998.



Robert and his family live in Dumfries, Virginia. They have three children. His wife, Patricia, is the Director of Administration at Young Marines National Headquarters. Both she and Robert are members of the Chapel of Four Chaplains.



The Board of Trustees would also like to thank Mr. Thomas W. Hazlett Sr. for his service as the Marine Corps League Executive Director during the past two plus years. We wish Mr. Hazlett the best in the future on his endeavors. We will be seeing Tom around the League and Devil Dogs. Mr. Hazlett has agreed to overlap for 30 days to help in the transition of the duties as Mr. Borka assumes his new Office on 1 July 2017.

Marine Corps League, National Headquarters