Eligibility

  • Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

    A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
    The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.

    Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)
    Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
    Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
    Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
    June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
    Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
    April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
     

    DD-214 Discharge Papers

    Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.

    The DD-214, officially "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty," but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Learn more about DD-214 requests.

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