Keep the membership momentum going

Keep the membership momentum going

The 85% membership target date was Feb. 14. There were 51 American Legion departments that met or exceeded this target. The last time The American Legion had more than 50 departments hit the 85% target date was in 2014. Keep this membership momentum going!

Another exciting membership number to share is that The American Legion is 9,203 members ahead of where we were this time last year. Outstanding! We have an opportunity to see membership growth this year. Membership success is also visible for the Sons of The American Legion. The SAL recently passed its 75% target date and are 20,165 members ahead of this time last year. Keep up the great work, SAL!

Click here to see:

  • department membership standings
  • detachment membership standings 

Remember, The American Legion National Headquarters wants to hear how you are meeting and exceeding membership numbers. You can share by sending an email to

Other reminders:

  • The 90% target date is March 13. This target date is worth 9,000 points (not including DMS totals). Transmittals must be received and fully processed at National Headquarters during normal business hours on or before the March target date.
  • The American Legion’s national per-capita dues will increase from $18.50 to $23.50 starting with the 2025 membership year. The $5 increase will go into effect July 1, 2024.
  • National Commander Daniel Seehafer set a goal of 78,000 new traditional members for the 2024 membership year. To date we have recruited 50,215 new members into the organization at the local post level. 
  • Earn Commander Seehafer's Be the One dog tag coin for recruiting. Any Legionnaire who obtains two new members into The American Legion is eligible for the coin. A new member is any eligible person joining for the 2024 membership year who was not a member of The American Legion during the 2023 membership year. Transfers do not count as new members. Download the Be the One dog tag coin at