SAL Eligibility Requirements

If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The
American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks!  Contact The American
Legion Post nearest you to see if a Squadron of the Sons has been organized at
that Post.  If not, an officer of that Post should be able to tell you where to
find the nearest S.A.L. Squadron. You can also contact The American Legion
Department Headquarters to find the location of a Sons Squadron near you.

 Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion.
There are specific membership requirements.

 To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted
sons) of a member of The American Legion.

 You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are
the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died
in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War,
Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (see specific time periods for
service during these conflicts).

 You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are
the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died
subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World
War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the
Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above).

Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates For Membership in The American Legion
 (Note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their
parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American
Legion)

World War I
 April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
 December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
Korean War
 June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era
 February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada
 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama
 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Persian Gulf
 August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)