Members' Basic Training
The National American Legion values the education of its member post, districts, and departments. Organizations only survive as long as the menbers understand the workings of all levels of the institution and feel a dedicatin 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-training. The 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 now 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:
American Legion Mission Statement
History of the American Legion
Polical Policies and Use of Legion Emblems