The National Security Commission is responsible for developing and maintaining the Legion’s positions and policies relevant to national defense, homeland security, and the well-being of the members of our military, as well as their families. National security is regarded as one of the four pillars of the Legion.
Commission and division staff work closely with each branch of the U.S. military in an effort to stay well-informed on issues that affect troops and their families. Troop strength and military quality of life are among the commission’s highest priorities. The commission also addresses issues related to illegal immigration.
The commission meets during Spring and Fall Meetings, the Washington Conference and the national convention, to hear presentations from military authorities and bring forward resolutions reflecting the most up-to-date positions of the Legion on the latest national-security concerns; and also coordinates the Legion’s blood-donor program, as well as the ROTC medals program and the National Law Enforcement and National Firefighter of the Year Awards.