The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military Veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now.
You are also eligible for membership if:
•Your basic training time was on federal activation orders and during the above period.
•You were federally activated subsequent to and during the period given above.
•Your activations were for training or for missions; check the title and subsection of your activation orders.Under eligibility guidelines for Legion membership, the term “active duty” as used in our national constitution includes “active duty for training.”
However, our guideline further defines National Guardsmen and reservists as eligible under services to federal activation orders Title 10, Subsection 672 or Subsection 12301, created following Desert Storm to replace Subsection 672. In other words, to determine eligibility for service members in the National Guard or reserves, the activation order is the authority line. Non-eligible activation orders are Title 32 for the National Guard and Title 10 Subsection 270 for the reserves.