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

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