Saturday, November 5, 2016
Cocktail Hour 6 PM
Ceremony 7 PM
Dinner and Dancing ’til Midnight.


Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave • Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202

Reservations for the hotel:
703-413-1300, 1-888-236-2427 or here. Cut off date for hotel reservations is Thursday, October 7, 2016. By phone: mention Henderson Hall Marine Corps Birthday Ball for discount rate.

Parking rates for reservations at the hotel:
• Self-parking fee: $12* per car per night.
• Valet parking fee: $26* per car per night.
* Parking vouchers will be available at coat check.

Parking is available at the hotel. Other less expensive options are available in Crystal City. For information on parking in Crystal City, please click here.
Various parking lots in Crystal City have free all day weekend parking. Here are three locations nearest to the hotel.
• Crystal City Shops @ 2200 (Entrance at 2200 Crystal Drive)
• Crystal City Shops @ 2200 (Entrance at 223 23rd Street)
• Crystal City Shops @ 2345 Crystal Drive
For a map of parking lots, please click here.

Hotel Links:


Join the Marines of H&S Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall, as they celebrate the 241st birthday of their beloved Corps. Tickets are on sale October 3, 12:01 AM through October 28, 11:59 PM or until sold out. Seating and ticketing are online. Pay online with a credit card through PayPal (a PayPal account is not needed to purchase). Tickets are not refundable.

Ticket prices are:
• E1-E5: $40.
• SNCOs: $75.
• Officers, Retirees & Civilians : $80.

Guest of Honor

Brigadier General James F. Glynn
Director, Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication

Brigadier General Glynn came to the Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication in September 2015 from the Office of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps where he served as the Military Assistant from 2013-2015. Prior to this assignment, he was the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s (MARSOC) Special Operations School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the assessment, selection and training of Marines for special operations.

Brigadier General Glynn is a native of Albany, New York, whose service as a Marine began in 1989 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His initial assignment was with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in Hawaii where he served as a rifle platoon commander throughout Operations Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and subsequently served as the 81 mm Mortar Platoon Commander. He has served in a variety of command and staff billets at: Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington, DC; 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California; Marine Corps Recruiting Station, San Antonio, Texas; and I Marine Expeditionary Force. Throughout these assignments he deployed with four Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable) and while assigned to the G-3, Future Operations, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force he served in Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He subsequently returned to Iraq in 2006-2007 as the Battalion Landing Team Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). Brigadier General Glynn is a joint qualified officer following three years with Special Operations Command - Africa, Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as the Director of Operations (J3) and Director of Strategy and Plans (J5).

Brigadier General Glynn is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and earned a Master of Science Degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Science Degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal with one gold star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and one gold star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star.

His wife, Denise, is originally from Yulee, Florida, and they have two children.


Photos will be available for purchase and take home the night of the Ball. MyEasyPhoto will be located in Studio C for formal pictures from 5 - 11 PM. The photographer will capture a minimum of two poses for guests to make their selection. Guests may select different 'photo crops' to fulfill their order: Full Length, ‎3/4 Crop or 1/2 Crop.

Click here to see the Photo Prices & Packages


A free shuttle will start at 4:30 PM at the Smith Gym pull-up bars and stop at the barracks (Bldg 416, Ft Myer). The shuttle will run continuously "round robin" with the last pick up at the pull-up bars at 6:30 PM.

The shuttle will resume at 9:00 PM at the hotel and will run continuously "round robin" until 12:30 AM. The shuttle will drop off in front of the barracks and then finally at the Smith Gym pull-up bars.

The hotel provides a free shuttle from the Crystal City Metro Station departing every 20 minutes 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.


This year's Birthday Ball memento is a .50 Cal Round Bottle Opener.