The Nittany Leathernecks Detachment of the Marine Corps League (Department of Pennsylvania) is an incorporated non-profit service-oriented fraternal organization composed of active, retired and veteran Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen. The detachment is also composed of associate members who served honorably in other service branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. Members of the Nittany Leathernecks join together in fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and principles of the Marine Corps, and the United States of America, through community support programs within Centre County, Pennsylvania -- and beyond.
Leading by example, the membership is dedicated to voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all honorable Marine veterans, as well as their widows and orphans. The detachment attempts to perpetuate "Corps Values" espoused by the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. This is done through fitting acts of community service of the highest order. The Nittany Leathernecks are an incorporated 501 4(c) non-profit organization. All contributions to its various programs are tax deductible.