Rathdrum Post 154

Members' Basic Training

The National American Legion values the education of its member post, districts, and departments. Organizations only survive as long as the members understand the workings of all levels of the institution and feel a dedication to its missions. Therefore the legion has provided all materials needed for training of our members. This starts with Basic Training.

The American Legion's official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation's largest veterans service organization is now available online, here. https://www.legion.org/alei/basic-trainingThe American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam.

Our Post has a Training Officer whose job it is to diseminate information to the membership. As so many meetings have had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, educational material will be posted here - in bite-sized pieces. If you have questions about the organization, or suggestions for training, you can email them here: rathdrum154@gmail.com 

  1. American Legion Mission Statement
  2. History of the American Legion
  3. Polical Policies and Use of Legion Emblems
  4. Pillar 1: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
  5. Pillar 2: National Security
  6. Pillar 3: Americanism
  7. Pillar 4: Children and Youth
  8. Basic Training Introduction
  9. What To Do Before - and After - a Veteran Dies
  10. Basic Training Part 1 History
  11. Basic Training Part 2 History
  12. Basic Training Part 3 History
  13. Basic Training Part 4 Organization