2014 Commandant's USMC Birthday Ball
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Ball Information 

The 2016 Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.


Marines: Evening Dress "B" or Blue Dress "A"

Army: Army Blue (bow tie)

Navy: Dinner Dress Blue Jacket or Dinner Dress Blue

Air Force: Mess Dress

Civilians: Black Tie

 Sequence of Events 

4:30 pm     Cocktails in the Potomac Ballroom Lobby

6:00 pm     Official Ceremony

7:30 pm     Dinner is Served

8:30 pm     Dancing

10:30 pm     Ball Concludes

 Additional Information 

For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is not permitted in the ballroom. Designated smoking areas will be available outside of the hotel.

A coat check will be available to ball attendees.

During the ball, emergency messages can be relayed by calling hotel security at 301-965-4501.

Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball Office
Phone: 703.614.4851
Fax: 703.693.4414
Email: cmc.usmc.birthday@usmc.mil

Information on this page is subject to change without notice.