Become a member
Want to become a member because you like what we're about? Do you share the same interests and want to help?
Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at sometime during any of the following periods:World War I- April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918: World War II- December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946: Korean War - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955: Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975: Lebanon August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984: Grenada Panama- December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990: Persian Gulf- August 2, 1990 to present Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Gov't.;
all dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the srmed forces of ant of the Governments associated with
the United States during any of said periods; however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued horonably during or after any of said
periods; providied, further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject
himself to military discipline or unqualified service. There shall be no form or class of membership except an active membership, and dues shall be paid annually or for life. No person may be a
member at any one time of more than one Post. No person, who has been expelled by a Post, shall be admitted to membership in another Post without the consent of the expelling Post, except
that where such consent has been asked for and denied by such Post, he may then appeal to the Executive Committee of the Department of the expelling Post for permission to be admitted to membership
in another Post, and shall be ineligible for membership until such permission is granted.
You are also eligible for membership if:
- Your basic training time was on federal activation orders and during the
- You were federally activated subsequent to and during any of the periods
- Your activations were for training or for missions; check the title and
subsection of your activation orders.
Under eligibility guidelines for Legion membership, the term "active duty" as
used in our national constitution includes "active duty for training."
However, our guideline further defines National Guardsmen and reservists as
eligible under services to federal activation orders Title 10, Subsection 672 or
Subsection 12301, created following Desert Storm to replace Subsection 672. In
other words, to determine eligibility for servicemembers in the National Guard
or reserves, the activation order is the authority line. Non-eligible activation
orders are Title 32 for the National Guard and Title 10 Subsection 270 for the
Then contact us. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our organization as soon as possible!