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 June 13, 2018

Membership Processing
Next Membership Update Scheduled for Wednesday 06/20/18
Membership is Processed Daily at Dept 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Monday – Friday
Method Received Processing Time
Online Post Processing 7 Business Days
Mailed to Department – Delaware, OH 12 Business Days
Drop-Off to Department – Delaware, OH 12 Business Days
Holidays 2 Additional Business Days
Dist New PUFL Online Ren Trad Ren 888 Transfers 2018 MBR To-Date Renewal (%) 2018 Quota Quota (%) 2017 MBR To-Date 2017 Total MBR
1 214 799 767 6,714 45 8,539 95 8,989 94.99% 8,929 9,028
2 121 668 507 4,314 14 5,624 93 6,033 93.22% 6,021 6,035
3 286 920 1,065 5,954 105 8,330 94 8,747 95.23% 8,733 8,820
4 277 842 869 5,732 87 7,807 93 8,407 92.86% 8,374 8,395
5 279 1,044 1,017 8,433 62 10,835 93 11,547 93.83% 11,525 11,599
6 102 343 409 2,630 42 3,526 93 3,751 94.00% 3,754 3,781
7 125 266 254 2,849 34 3,528 95 3,711 95.07% 3,684 3,727
8 131 387 403 2,967 36 3,924 96 4,045 97.01% 4,023 4,082
9 168 395 507 4,052 91 5,213 94 5,528 94.30% 5,487 5,535
10 237 575 640 6,751 671 8,874 102 8,671 102.34% 8,609 8,687
11 140 481 297 3,485 23 4,426 95 4,702 94.13% 4,636 4,677
12 99 364 665 2,692 40 3,860 92 4,193 92.06% 4,160 4,209
13 144 347 436 3,062 72 4,061 98 4,128 98.38% 4,122 4,147
14 82 259 345 2,258 16 2,960 91 3,231 91.61% 3,218 3,257
99 73 361 1,203 5,138 0 6,775 89 0 0.00% 7,594 7,608
Totals 2,478 8,051 9,384 67,031 1,338 88,282 94.33% 94,000 93.92% 92,869 93,587