MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

AMERICAN LEGION ELIGIBILITY

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*August 2, 1990 to today – – – Persian Gulf  War / War on Terrorism

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 – – – Operation Just Cause / Panama

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 – – – Lebanon / Grenada

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 – – – Vietnam War  

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 – – – Korean War

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 – – – WWII

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 – – – WWI

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

~U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).


AUXILIARY ELIGIBILITY

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct & adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

 

August 2, 1990 to date of cessation – – – Persian Gulf War / War on Terrorism

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 – – – Panama

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 – – – Lebanon / Grenada

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 – – – Vietnam War

 June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 – – – Korean War

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946  – – – WWII

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 – – – WWI

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