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National Membership Recruiting Awards

The National Membership Awards Point Manual was prepared and designed primarily to assist department and district/county membership teams and commanders in building a complete membership program. It includes:

  • Material to help build a membership campaign.
  • A basic outline of important membership dates for the American Legion membership year.
  • Information on awards and national contests throughout the entire year.
  • 2016 National Membership Awards Points Manual

     

    National Commander's Pin

    To qualify for this award you must recruit (5) new members into
    The American Legion. You can download the pin application from The American Legion web site.

    Download pin application

    National Commander's Coin

    To qualify for this award you must recruit (5) new members into
    The American Legion. You can download the coin application from The American Legion web site.

    Download coin application

    Gold Brigade Award

    A Legionnaire who recruits 50 or more new members (not transfers) by the May target date qualifies for enrollment in the elite Gold Brigade of The American Legion. These Legionnaires will be awarded unique gifts that designate affiliation with the Gold Brigade. The gifts awarded to a Gold Brigadier will depend on the number of times he or she has qualified for the award.

  • Download application
  • Download 5 year consecutive applica
  • Silver Brigade Award

    A Legionnaire who recruits 25 to 49 new members (not transfers) by the May target date qualifies for this award. A silver pin and certificate will be awarded.

  • Download application
  • Note: Silver Brigade and Gold Brigade awards cannot both be awarded to a recruiter during the same membership year.