Anyone who has served on federal active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and has been honorably discharged, is eligible for membership in The American Legion. Because eligibility dates remain open, all members currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible for membership.
Gulf War/War on Terrorism Aug. 2, 1990 - present*
Panama Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990
Lebanon/Grenada Aug. 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Vietnam War Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955
WWII Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946
WWI April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
* if currently serving on active duty today, you are eligible.
Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary offer membership opportunities to the families of Legion-eligible veterans, and The American Legion Riders offers additional opportunities to members of all three organizations.