a volunteer at MarineParents.com. Our volunteers work around the United States in a variety of capacities. Please give a shout out of thanks to one of our Official Marine Parents Facebook Group volunteers!
Group Guide Mike Company (San Diego)
Marine Parent and Volunteer
Recruit Parents Facebook Groups Volunteer,
MJ Phillips is a volunteer in several Marineparents FB groups. She's one of the Group Guides for Mike Co., where she helps guide families through the ups and downs of boot camp. She's also a Group Guide for Camp Pendelton, a Permanent Duty Station. And she is the Group Leader for 13th MEU. She enjoys helping others through the various stages of their Marine's career and connecting with others that are on this journey.
Mary Jo is married to her husband of 30+ years; together they have 4 adult children. There are blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. Their second oldest child is their Marine. He had thought about being a Marine for many years. After graduating college with his bachelor's degree, he considered a law enforcement career. But ultimately decided to enlist in the Marines and serve his country as his grandfather did in World War II.
Mary Jo decided to volunteer with MarineParents.com after her son graduated boot camp in May of 2017. Her reason for volunteering is to try and help others how she was helped. She found great support and information in the Poolee FB group and in Lima's FB group, especially from Lisa in Lima and is excited to be able to pay it forward.