National Commander

National Commander Daniel Dellinger will meet one on one with President Barack Obama and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday.

National commander testified that The American Legion will keep asking the hard questions about VA accountability and so should Congress.

American Legion National Commander issues statement regarding Wednesday’s mass shooting.

The national commander is the executive head of The American Legion, with full power to enforce provisions of the Legion's constitution, bylaws and resolutions of the national convention, which meets each year to govern the organization.

Commander's Message

Our influence outside the United States

There are more than 15,000 Legionnaires that belong to Foreign and Outlying Departments and Posts of The American Legion.


National Emergency Fund (NEF)

My commander’s project will be to raise $1 million for the NEF. It’s a very lofty goal, but one that equates to about 50 cents per member. We can do it. Given the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Hurricane Sandy and other hurricanes, and the deadly wild fires in the western states, the question is not if a natural disaster will hit, but when and where. So I encourage you to support fundraisers for this most worthy cause.  Learn more »