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Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the:

(1) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion; and

(2) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge;

(3) grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and

(4) to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.*

* 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 descendants) and/or spouse depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

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

DD-214 Discharge Papers

Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.
The DD-214, officially “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty,” but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Learn more about DD-214 requests.

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