Eligibility for Membership

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 some time during any of the following periods:

  • World War I
    April 6, 1917 to Nov 11, 1918
  • World War II *
    Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946
  • Korea
    June 25, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955
  • Vietnam
    Feb 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon/Grenada
    Aug 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • Operation Just Cause – Panama
    Dec 20, 1989 to Jan 31, 1990
  • Persian Gulf/War on Terrorism
    Aug 2, 1990 to Present

* U.S. Merchant Marines serving from Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946 are also eligible for membership.

District Membership

Updated March 22, 2017
Estimated-official numbers found on myLegion.org
District Place 2017 Quota 3-23-2016 Members 2017 Members % of Quota
1 8  9,414 9,152 8,711 92.53%
2 13  6,522 6,415 5,909 90.60%
3 4  9,069 8,698 8,472 93.42%
4 2  8,559 8,420 8,202 95.83%
5 7  12,116 11,796 11,248 92.84%
6 5  3,880 3,766 3,615 93.17%
7 3  3,783 3,648 3,582 94.69%
8 12  4,286 4,171 3,899 90.97%
9 11  5,655 5,459 5,166 91.35%
10* 1  8,521 8,279 8,328 97.74%
11 9  4,965 4,806 4,591 92.47%
12 6  4,313 4,179 4,008 92.93%
13 10  4,358 4,259 4,005 91.90%
14 14  3,488 3,360 3,131 89.76%
Post 888 7,325 5,217
Dept 86,408 82,867
National 100,000 93,733 88,084 88.08%

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