Melissa Crane Named Treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Young Marines

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The members of the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization, announce a new board member - Melissa Crane.

Melissa Crane named treasurer of the board of directors of the Young Marines

Melissa Crane named treasurer of the board of directors of the Young Marines

"Melissa has a superb background in administrative and financial matters with a specific expertise in financial audits," said William Smith, chairman of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "In addition, she is a certified internal auditor."

The members of the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization, announce a new board member - Melissa Crane who will serve as treasurer of the board of directors.

"Melissa has a superb background in administrative and financial matters with a specific expertise in financial audits," said William Smith, chairman of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "In addition, she is a certified internal auditor and a certified government auditing professional."

Crane is with the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. and serves as the assistant director, Assurance and Financial Reporting. In this assignment she is responsible for providing financial support to the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters’ offices to include the Office of the Secretary, Executive Management, and the offices within the under secretary for Management.

Previously, she served as a senior auditor at the Department of Transportation and auditor-in-charge at the Department of Justice.

Crane joined the Marine Corps in 1982 and served in key administrative positions including with the division Inspector General, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton and as administrative chief to the 12th and 13th Sergeant Majors of the Marine Corps. She was later assigned as the audit chief and as the assistant director of the Marine Corps Non-Appropriated Fund Audit Service (MCNAFAS), Headquarters Marine Corps.

After 21 years of service, Crane retired from the Marine Corps in 2003. Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4).

"The entire Board could not be more pleased with this appointment," said William L. Smith, chair of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "Melissa brings tremendous leadership, an understanding of our mission and the gravitas of a senior manager. Her appointment can be summed up in one word - exciting."

She holds both a masters degree in Business Administration as well as a masters degree in Accounting.

She and her husband Randy live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The couple has four children.

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 281 units with 9,600 youth and 2,400 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.

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