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The Gold Brigade Award

A Legionnaire who recruits 50 or more NEW MEMBERS (transfers do not count as new members) into The American Legion by the May target date will qualify for enrollment in the elite Gold Brigade of The American Legion. These very special Legionnaires will be awarded unique gifts that designate affiliation with the Gold Brigade of The American Legion.  Also, special recognition will be given to those Legionnaires enrolled in the Gold Brigade through special announcements in The Dispatch and in special articles in other publications.  The gifts awarded to a Gold Brigader will depend on the number of times he/she has qualified for this award.  Gold Brigade recipients will receive a choice of jacket, sweater with the Gold Brigade logo on the left breast or polo shirt; a cap pin, a Gold Brigade patch for the blue blazer, and Gold Brigade certificate.  A second, third or fourth time winner will receive a Gold Brigade patch and certificate, a "hash mark" for the jacket sleeve, and the choice of either another designer jacket or a sweater with the Gold Brigade logo on the left breast or a polo shirt.  This certification form is on page 24 of this manual.

First time Gold Brigade members will receive:

Second time Gold Brigade members will receive:

- Gold Brigade patch
- Special Gold Brigade cap pin
- Gold Brigade certificate
- Designer jacket or
- Polo Shirt or
- Sweater with a Gold Brigade logo
- Gold Brigade patch
- Gold Brigade certificate
- "Hash mark" for jacket sleeve
- Designer jacket or
- Polo Shirt or
- Sweater with Gold Brigade logo

A Gold Brigader who has won the Gold Brigade award for five consecutive years is eligible for a distinctive Gold Brigade blazer.
A Legionnaire may only qualify once every five years.

Gold Brigade Certification Forms:
* Note all forms must be submitted by the last day of May.

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The Silver Brigade Award

A  Legionnaire  who  recruits  25  to  49  NEW  MEMBERS  (transfers  do  not  count  as  new members) into The American Legion by the May target date will qualify for this award.  A silver pin and certificate will be awarded.

Silver Brigade Certification Form:

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