Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the US Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of “active duty” during the eligibility dates, are presently serving in the military or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member.
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership
What are the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion?
Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.
Click here to download and print an application. You may then mail or bring it in to the Post along with your dues and eligibility documentation (DD214). Documents will be returned to you. There is no fee or additional dues required if you are transferring a current year membership from another post.
There are many reasons to join The American Legion, including a renewed commitment to comrades, community and country. In addition there are many companies that offer discounts to our members, including on automobile rentals, electronics and even medical, such as prescriptions.