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Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

In order to become a member you must certify that you have served federal active duty during the dates indicated above and was honorably discharged or continued to serve honorably.
Active Duty  service eligibility dates are:
World War I – April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II – December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean War – June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era – February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada – August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama – December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf –  August 2, 1990 to (this eligibility period remains open)
 If you qualify and wish to join, please download the application below and follow the instructions for submission.

 

Click here to download the Application [PDF]