6th District Department of Ohio


2024 Membership Guide

1st Vice Commander Chris Miller


Updated 05.7.23


Eligible veterans applying for first time membership must submit the following information to Post Membership Committee:

1. Complete American Legion Membership application by clicking on "APPLICATION" button.

 Print two (2) completed copies.  Keep one copy for your records. Mail the other copy to above address, together with your dues payment. (Dues amount on application).  Applications are also available at the Post.)

2. COPY OF DD214 , DISCHARGE or Title 10 Orders 

3. Membership Dues Payment. Dues. (Amount Shown on Application). Make checks payable to our Post listed above. DO NOT SEND CASH.

4. If the information is correct, membership will be approved and then a membership card will be mailed to you.

5. Please see eligibility dates below.


Veterans applying for transfers from your current Post to a different  Post must submit the following:

                                 a. Completed Member Data Form.
COPY OF DD214 , DISCHARGE or Title 10 Orders

                                 c. COPY OF MEMBERSHIP CARD

6. Membership dues payment, if current year dues are not paid. If current dues are paid, please pay dues for next year's membership.


MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, or the Space Force of the United States (this includes the Reserves, National Guard, & Merchant Marines) and assigned to duty at some time during any of the following periods:

(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today) Gulf War/ War on Terrorism

Merchant Marines are only eligible from December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946)

Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

Must have served at least one day of active military duty during one of the dates below and honorably discharged or still serving honorably. :

For any questions please contact the District 1st Vice Commander, or stop at a Post.

Click on  "Application" for an online application form or scan the QR code for and online application.