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The Basic School


The Basic School

Training Command

Quantico, Virginia


244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball


Friday, 22 November 2019

Washington DC Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009

(202) 483-3000



  • O5 and Above                                                          $145.00
  • O4, CWO5                                                               $135.00
  • O3, CWO4                                                               $125.00
  • O2, CWO3, E9                                                         $115.00,
  • O1, WO, E8                                                             $110.00
  • E-6 – E-7                                                                  $95.00
  • E4 – E5                                                                     $85.00
  • E1 – E3                                                                     $45.00


*Individuals may purchase as many tickets as they wish. All sales are final.



  • Field Grade and Above: Evening Dress “B” Uniform
  • SNCOs: Evening Dress or Blue Dress “A” Uniform
  • Company Grade and Enlisted (E-5 and below): Blue Dress “A” Uniform
  • Ceremonial Detail: Blue Dress “A” Uniform with Sam Browne Belt
  • International Officers: Formal Dress Uniform
  • Civilians: Black Tie or Ball Gown  


*Covers and gloves are not required. The Sam Browne Belt is not authorized for Marines outside the ceremonial detail and official tasking.



1800 – Cocktail Hour

1930 – Official Ceremony Begins

2030 – Dinner

2130- 0000 – Dancing



  • Tossed Herb Garden Salad
    • Chives, Parsley, Dill, Assorted Baby Greens, Local Aged Talbot White Cheddar
    • Baby Tomatoes, and Dried Apricots, Flatbread Croutons


Choice of

  • Roasted Breast of Chicken, Herbed Cream
    • Roasted Baby Carrot, Haricot Vert, and Spinach Stuffed Gnocchi Pillows
  • Vegan Vegetable Wellington
    • Roasted Baby Carrot, Haricot Vert, and Lentil Stew


  • Bread Presentation


  • Walnut Dacquoise Almond Macaroon Amaretto Cream with Walnut and Caramelized Hazelnut


  • Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees and Herbal Tea


 *Dinner Wines available for tableside purchase