Who can join the Auxiliary?

Eligibility is simple. Membership is open to female veterans and to the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of American Legion members or deceased veterans who served in the Armed Forces during:

  • 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)
  • Membership has its advantages!

Descendants of veterans (great-granddaughters, etc.) often are presented with junior memberships at birth or during childhood through the generosity of an older relative who is an Auxiliary member. Many of these young women continue their membership as senior members after they reach age 18.

What are the eligibility requirements?

All women who are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary fall into one of the following categories:

  1. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of the American Legion.
  2. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed above who died in the line of duty during such service or who, having received Honorable Discharge, died after such service.
  3. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United States and who served during any of the eligibility periods above in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.
  4. Women who are eligible for membership in The American Legion in their own right, having served on active military duty during an of the eligibility periods listed above. This eligibility includes ste-relatives.

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