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 February 22, 2017
Estimated-official numbers found on myLegion.org
District Place 2017 Quota 2-24-2016 Members 2017 Members % of Quota
1 9  9,414 8,988 8,482 90.10%
2 10  6,522 6,318 5,829 89.37%
3 3  9,069 8,532 8,297 91.49%
4 2  8,559 8,279 7,989 93.34%
5 5  12,116 11,592 11,021 90.96%
6 4  3,880 3,632 3,548 91.44%
7 6  3,783 3,542 3,425 90.54%
8 11  4,286 4,071 3,829 89.34%
9 13  5,655 5,308 4,939 87.34%
10* 1  8,521 8,115 8,196 96.19%
11 7  4,965 4,710 4,486 90.35%
12 14  4,313 4,032 3,756 87.09%
13 8  4,358 4,173 3,937 90.34%
14 12  3,488 3,282 3,082 88.36%
Post 888 7,227 5,498
Dept 84,574 80,816
National 100,000 91,801 86,314 86.31%

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