ORLANDO, Fla. — The Young Marines, a national youth organization, named Claudine Brogan the National Adult Volunteer of the Year at the annual Adult Leaders Conference on May 18 in Orlando.

At the conference, Brogan was also awarded the National Security Leadership Award by the Young Marines National Foundation. It was presented on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security.

Each Young Marine unit is led and guided by adult volunteers. No military participation, past or present, is required. There are nearly 2,600 active and registered adult volunteers with the Young Marines. Annually, six adult volunteers are chosen as “Division Volunteer of the Year,” then of those six, one adult volunteer is named “National Volunteer of the Year,” a prestigious honor.

Brogan is a Fall River resident. With the Fall River Young Marines, she is the Activity Medical Officer, Female Staff Adviser, and Regimental Female Staff Adviser. The unit has 37 active Young Marines and 17 registered adult volunteers.

The Fall River Young Marines undertake a vast amount of community service from clean-ups, helping at food pantries, parades, helping other nonprofits, and supporting many local community events and activities. During the holidays, the members pay respect and remember veterans by laying wreaths and placing flags on grave sites.

For more information about the Fall River Young Marines, contact Sgt. Andrade at 508-974-4107 or visit frym.org.