Date & Time

Saturday, November 17, 2018

5:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Ceremony & Celebration


Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
(415) 673-6672  x238


Guest of Honor: Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy


*Online registration is now closed. Please call (415) 673-6672 x238 or email to check on availability.

The Marines’ Memorial Association is honored to host the 72nd Birthday Ball celebrating the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration with cake cutting ceremony, formal dinner, dancing and live music!

Evening Agenda:

5:30 pm  –  Doors Open, Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 2nd Floor
6:00 pm  –  Ceremony
7:00 pm  –  Cocktail & Hors d’ oeuvres Reception, 10th and 11th Floors
8:00 pm  –  Dinner Reception & Dancing
Music & Cocktails available in the Leatherneck Steakhouse, 12th Floor until 12:00 am

TICKETS: (Pre-paid and Members ONLY event with assigned seating)
Marines’ Memorial Members $180.00 per person
Active Duty Personnel (limit 2), please call 415-673-6672 ext. 238 for special rates

Must have tickets to the Ball to reserve a guestroom.
Please email your hotel reservation request to: or call 1-800-562-7463.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 72 hours written notice required for refund.
Please email at least 72 hours before the event if you need to cancel.

Dress Code: Black Tie, Dress Blue Alpha/Evening Dress or service equivalent.

Guest of Honor: RICHARD V. SPENCER, Secretary of the Navy


Richard V. Spencer of Wyoming was sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Navy Aug. 3, 2017.

A Connecticut native, Spencer graduated from Rollins College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served as an H-46 pilot until 1981 before departing active duty to enter the private finance sector.

Spencer worked on Wall Street for 16 years with responsibilities centered on investment banking services and a particular focus on strategic advisory services and capital market underwriting.  After three years as president of Crossroads Investment Management LLC, a leading venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds investment firm, Spencer joined Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE-ICE), the leading electronic commodity futures exchange, as chief financial officer. ICE introduced transparency and risk management to the global derivatives markets. As vice chairman he was responsible for the transition of the company from private to public, including initial board of directors recruitment, the initial public offering and the subsequent three secondary offerings, financial reporting, strategy development and implementation, and human resources management.

From 2007 to 2017 Spencer was the managing director of Fall Creek Management, LLC.

Spencer served on the Board of Directors of Global Atlantic Financial Group, ENGAGEcx LLC, 86Borders LLC and StarPound Technologies. His charitable activities include board service on the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, Veterans Campaign/Center for Second Service, and Honoring Our Vets. Spencer served on the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.