Becoming a member of the American Legion requires filling out an application and meeting a specific set of criteria. American Legion members all served federal active duty and were honorably discharged or are still serving.
Those wanting to join the American Legion may apply online on the members page of the American Legion website.
- Visit the website
- Fill in the required information
- Pay the fee
Visit the website (members.legion.org) and select the "Yes! I would like to join and am not currently a member" option at the top of the page.
Fill in information such as name, gender and address. Provide a valid email address and select the branch and dates of service in the appropriate boxes. Click "Continue." Note that all fields marked with an asterisk are required.
The membership is good for one year and part of the membership fee goes toward a 12-month subscription to The American Legion Magazine.