​​​​The American Legion

Riddle-Hutcheson Post 77

Bentonville, Arkansas

Constitutional Eligibility Requirements for membership in The American Legion

​New rules for the American Legion membership has changed with the new law signed by the President. Any one serving in the military after December 7 1941 is now eligible. Dependent upon discharge status this opens up a whole new area for prior military to join the American Legion Family.

More information coming on this subject. Please contact your local Post for eligibility requirements and see if you are eligible for membership.

Constitution requirements with reference to allied armies

​Any person is eligible for membership in The American Legion who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of the listed periods ... provided, however, military service was terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of said periods,  Only full U.S. citizenship prior to service with an allied army entitles one to membership.  The attainment of U.S. citizenship subsequent to such service does not fulfill the requirement.,