If you have served federal active duty in the armed forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving — you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*August 2, 1990 to today (Operation Desert Shield/Storm)
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)
*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.
U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 16, 1945.