The American Legion Family

  • For nearly a century, The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion have worked steadfastly, side by side, promoting patriotism and national security while supporting youth and advocating for veterans and active-duty military. The Legion Family also includes American Legion Riders, a program of motorcycle enthusiasts. Members join through a Riders chapter at an American Legion post.

    While members of The American Legion Family are individually unique, collectively we are a multi-million member powerhouse of caring advocates dedicated to service. You and your family can join us! You’ll find that getting connected to The American Legion Family is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.


  • ALA National President 2013-2013Nancy Brown-Park

    Nancy Brown-Park, National President

    Nancy Brown-Park, of Palm Desert, Calif., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Houston, Aug. 23-29. Brown-Park joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Richard D. Brown, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. She is also eligible through the service of her husband, Jim Park, a Navy Vietnam War veteran.

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  • Dan DellingerDan Dellinger

    Dan Dellinger, National Commander - The American Legion

    Dan Dellinger of Vienna, Va., was elected national commander of the 2.4 million-member American Legion on Aug. 29, 2013, in Houston during the 95th National Convention of the nation’s largest veterans organization. He became an Army Infantry officer after graduating with a degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He served at Fort Benning, Ga., during the Vietnam War and entered the U.S. Army Reserve in 1972, separating from the service in 1984 at the rank of captain. Commander Dellinger is a member of Dyer-Gunnell American Legion Post 180 in Vienna. Learn More

  • Joseph GladdenJoseph W. Gladden

    Joseph W. Gladden, National Commander - Sons of The American Legion

    Joe Gladden, from the Detachment of Maryland, is a member of Overlea-Perry Hall Squadron 130 in Perry Hall, where he was awarded an honorary life membership. Commander Gladden is eligible for SAL membership through his father George V. Gladden, who served in the Army during World War II. Joe’s grandfather and namesake, Joseph W. Barton, served in the Army during World War I and in campaigns in Aisne, Marne and Argonne, France. Learn More

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"Just knowing an organization like the American Legion Auxiliary exists, providing support to our military and our families even when we're gone, makes a world of difference." - ALA member and Indiana National Guard Col. Marilyn Moores

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