Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the official website of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Association – the "Magnificent Bastards."

Within these pages, you’ll get to know the warriors, past and present, of the finest infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps, and the courageous chaplains and corpsmen of the United States Navy who care, or have cared, for them.

We hope you’ll enjoy looking through the site, getting to know us and seeing what we’re all about. We’ve been going strong since 1988 and getting stronger every year. Our membership includes Marines from all corners of the United States having served from private to commandant, all of whom share the pride and privilege of having earned the title "United States Marine,” “Chaplain” and those few who earned another title, equally honored and deeply esteemed by Marines, the simple, three-letter title of "Doc."

Once you've navigated your way around the site, please feel free to make suggestions and let us know what you think. Those of you who have been either assigned or attached to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines of all eras, please consider taking membership and letting your friends know about us.


Dear Magnificent Bastard's,

I write this during National Military Appreciation month in which we take time to honor the finest men and women of our country who raise their hand and take an oath to defend the freedom we all enjoy. We admire not only those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day but also those family members who have been there to support us through all of the fighting and loss.

We as professional warriors don’t need a special day or month on the calendar to remind us of what we have lost—every day is a Memorial Day for us.  I think all who read this know that we are always aware of what has been sacrificed by our fellow Marines and us and all who have worn a uniform.

I remain humbled by the caliber of people that surround me. I thought that bond would never be any stronger than when I was on active duty. Enduring the daily grind, the separation, the excitement, the frustration, and mostly the camaraderie of those who shared it equally. But as I have moved on I have also found that our strength isn't just the Marine Corps as an institution, it is the people. People who take time to reach out and help, share their stories, their experience, and continual love of each other long after they leave the military.  That connection embodies everything we share in this remarkable family.

Our Association is just one part of a greater network committed to helping all of us stay connected. As we continue to grow, that connection and the spirit of our founders will only be kept strong by including our current generation of Magnificent Bastards into the fold.  Reach out, share your stories and the power of this great association to keep it alive. 

A call to action. Everyone who belongs to the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association. Dedicate yourself to reaching out and getting one new member to join this month. Tell them about the importance of what we stand for, what it means to you individually, and why it is vital that we have the support of everyone who has been lucky enough to call themselves a proud Magnificent Bastard.

Semper Fi,
Scott A. Huesing
President | 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association

Contact UsSecond Battalion, 4th Marines Association

Incorporated Address:
925 Oyster Cove Drive
Grasonville, Maryland 21638


Mailing Address:
2868 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226-1722