Service, Not Self


The American Legion Auxiliary is an organization that provides women of all ages, Junior and adult members, the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills.  Our organization depends upon an ever-emerging stream of competent new leaders, trained and guided by experienced ones, to assume leadership within the Auxiliary and advance its mission long into the future.

Most leaders are not born, they are made.  In addition to leadership qualities such as integrity, vision and the ability to communicate effectively, a good leader knows as much as possible about the organization they are leading, has a passion for the work, and has mastered basic skills such as parliamentary procedure.  Every member is encouraged to enhance her membership by expanding her knowledge of the organization.  The Auxiliary Basics Course is designed and available for any member in good standing.

Recognizing that in order to continue to maintain a viable organization to carry out the mission of serving veterans, active military and their families, our children and youth as well as our communities, we must work to train and mentor our members to be the future leaders of our organization.

The Auxiliary offers a variety of opportunities for members to serve in leadership roles, from chairing a short-term community service project at the unit level to running for a national office.

In support of Goal 3 of the 5 year Strategic Plan (Develop Leaders at all levels), the Leadership Committee raises awareness of leadership development.

ALA Leadership Guide 2023-2024