As the 2013 American Legion National Convention in Houston draws near, department adjutants are asked to e-mail recommendations for national convention assistant sergeants-at-arms by Aug. 5 to Jeff Brown, executive director of National Headquarters in Indianapolis, at firstname.lastname@example.org . It is important to include the complete mailing address of each recommendation, since a letter of appointment is sent to each nominee.
This request appears in the Department Adjutant's Administrative Manual.
Official credentials for national convention
The following credentials are considered acceptable official credentials for admittance to all national convention venues (to include the convention floor, exhibit hall, shuttle bus transportation, etc.):
The following are not acceptable for admittance to a national convention venue (to include the convention floor, exhibit hall, shuttle bus transportation, etc.):
These credentials are merely used as forms of identification. For entrance to convention venues, all of the above must be worn in conjunction with a national convention badge.
All delegates and alternates, as well as guests to the respective national conventions of The American Legion, must register prior to, or during, the national convention. Proper registration will ensure each attendee has the necessary credentials to enter the venues of the national convention. Without the proper credentials, access to the various venues of the national convention, including shuttle bus transportation, will be denied.
All guests of The American Legion Family who are eighteen (18) years of age or older will be required to register just as delegates and alternates are required to register. Guests who are younger than eighteen (18) years of age, and who are not delegates or alternates to the SAL or Junior Auxiliary National Conventions, will be provided guest credentials at no charge.
Per resolution number 4, May 4-5, 2011, the registration fee for delegates, alternates and guests 18 years of age or older attending the national convention will be increased to $25 per person effective with the 2012 National Convention.
Delegate, alternate and guest certification forms were e-mailed to all departments in early July.
The following is identification information for the 2013 National Convention in Houston: