Eligibility Requirements


Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • wife
  • mother
  • sister
  • daughter
  • granddaughter
  • great granddaughter
  • grandmother
  • great grandmother

of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras liisted in the table at right. Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.


Additional Considerations:
1. A woman eligible for membership through a veteran who, now deceased,
was not a member of The American Legion must submit the veteran’s DD214 record with her application to verify eligibility.

2. If a request for membership is based on a family member who is living,that person must be a member of The American Legion.

3. A woman veteran may join the American Legion Auxiliary without being amember of The American Legion if her dates of service fall within at least one of the categories above. If, however, her family members wish to join the Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion through her service, she must first become a member of The American Legion. 

Eligibility Dates

World War I
April 6, 1917  to  Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955               
Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975       
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984      
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 
Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation


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