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"It's because of the things that The American Legion stands for, I was proud to recruit people for it. There is no magic bullet (for recruiting). Just ask."

- Frank Carr
Four-time recruiter of the year


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The elite Gold Brigade Award for recruiting 50 or more new members was awarded to 106 Legionnaires; 54 Legionnaires received the Silver Brigade Award for recruiting 25-49 new members. MORE HEADLINES »

A Culture of Growth
The American Legion is only as strong as its membership base. The more devoted members it has, the better the organization can advocate for veterans and serve the military community which has given so much to our country. Thank you for your support of The American Legion and your dedication to help us reach an all-time high in membership for The American Legion’s Centennial Celebration in 2019.
During the 2013-2014 membership year, National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger will award his National Commander pin to any Legion family member who obtains five new members into The American Legion.
During the 2013-2014 membership year, National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger will award his National Commander coin to any Legion family member who obtains fifteen new members into The American Legion.
The department commander and the department membership chairman may earn checks up to $1,000.00, based on a points system for meeting the national target dates and other target areas.
Legionnaires who recruit 50 or more new members into The American Legion by the May target date will qualify for enrollment in The American Legion’s elite Gold Brigade.
The National Convention trip will be presented to the district commander and guest in each of 5 categories whose district membership represents the greatest percentage over the final membership of the previous year.

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