Membership Eligiblity

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

Gulf War/War on Terrorism
August 2, 1990 to date of cessation

Panama
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Lebanon and Grenada
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984

Vietnam War
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

Korean War
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955

WW II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

WW I
April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Telephone: 1-866-272-6272
www.archives.gov