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Northwest Georgia Young Marines

What we do is important. Why we do it is more important.


Welcome to Northwest Georgia Young Marines, the premier youth leadership program in Paulding County, located in the scenic northwestern part of Georgia, just west of the vibrant metropolitan Atlanta area. Our mission is to inspire and empower young minds, fostering a sense of leadership, discipline, and camaraderie.


Meet Our Unit Command Staff


We are Northwest Georgia Young Marines, a dedicated team of volunteers passionate about shaping tomorrow's leaders.

With a focus on character development and community engagement, our program is open to children between the ages of eight (8) through the completion of high school or 18 years old.

We believe in nurturing the potential within each young individual, preparing them for a bright and successful future.

Our Unit Commander (UC) is Sgt. Getzie Lamar. Her Staff of Adult Volunteers consists of Mr. Jaime Maldonado, Executive Officer; Mrs. Jasmine Longwell, Adjutant; Mrs. Karen Maldonado, Finance Manager; and Miss Jada Lamar, Female Staff Advisor.

Our mission at Northwest Georgia Young Marines is to provide a nurturing and supportive environment that enables young individuals to realize their full potential as responsible citizens and future leaders.

We believe in instilling core values such as leadership, teamwork, and respect, creating a positive impact on their lives and the communities they serve.

We are committed to empowering our youth to live a healthy drug-free lifestyle through our anti-drug prevention initiatives.


Drill & Meeting Location

American Legion Post 70
120 Legion Lake Circle
Villa Rica, GA 30180


American Legion Post 70

Take a virtual tour of our meeting location, American Legion Post 70 by clicking on the picture.

We are located about 45 minutes west of Metro Atlanta off of I-20 West.

Northwest Georgia Young Marines serves the northwest region of the state of Georgia which includes the following 12 counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker, and Whitfiled.

We meet two Sundays a month from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This allows those who attend church on the weekends to worship without interference of religious meeting times and also occurs after most sports events take place.

Join us on this remarkable journey of growth, adventure, and leadership development.

Together, let's build a brighter future for the youth of Paulding County and beyond.

For more information, explore our website or reach out to us at northwestgeorgia@youngmarines.org.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Northwest Georgia Young Marines family!


Our Partners and Sponsors

 American Legion Post 70 – Drill & Meeting Location
Sponsor: Women Marines Association of Atlanta
Custom Unit Apparel: Pirate Printing of Hiram, GA
  Thanks to Our Donors  
 Kenneth Lumpkin
Ed Nigri
Georgia Department of the Marine Corps League
 Jaime & Karen Maldonado
 Catherine Toombs
Doug Tasse
William Vaughan
James Roberts, Jr.
Jeffrey Staines
Anthony Moore


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Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

Combined Federal Campaign # 11954

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax