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"Sons Empowering Our Future Leaders"


Greetings Fellow Sons,

DMD Mining Operations are well under way, and the members are flowing into the processing center.
As of this time, the Detachment stands at 65.195% of goal with 10,544 memberships remitted out of a goal of 16,173. We ended 2018 with 100% of goal and a 91% renewal rate, which is outstanding! The District Mines are hard at work bringing in all that gold and searching for new sources.

The 60% Goal Date of January 17th has come and gone, and we are now working on the February 12th 75% Goal Date. Congratulations to the Squadrons and Districts that have achieved the 65% goal; but let's keep working hard as we can't afford to miss even one gold nugget!

I have been posting the weekly membership standings on the Detachment Facebook page and I hope this information is being well received. Remember our goals are to exceed 16,173 members and achieve 90+% traditional renewals this year.

We are reaching the point of the year when renewals are getting harder to process. Don't wait until it's too late! Start calling, knocking on doors and mailing reminders to those who are delinquent; it takes all of us pulling together as a team, form Detachment to Squadrons to get it done. Step up and help your membership chairman to bring in the gold!

Reminder, National Commander Gibbs has announced his new member recruitment incentive for 2019. Each member who signs up 3 new members will receive the Commanders Membership Pin. The pin commemorates the 100th Anniversary year and is 24K Gold plated. Members who sign up 5 new members will receive the Individual Recruitment Award. This year they are issuing a pin for every 5 members you sign up. Forms are available online and can be downloaded or filled out online. The Blue Brigade is a special award for those who recruit 30 new members. Each recipient is awarded a certificate and a special Blue Brigade jacket. If you recruit the most members nationwide you can receive special recognition as Recruiter of the Year.

I have a standing challenge to the District Commanders. I will make a $100 donation to either the District Commanders Project or to a Children and Youth Project of their choice, to the first District that reaches 100% membership by the May 24, 2019 Cut-Off.

Sharpen your picks and clean your shovels, and let's go Mining for Members!

Yours in Service,
Bob Manzo
Membership Chairman
1st Vice Commander


Membership Eligibililty

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War, during these delimiting periods:

August 2, 1990 - cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government
Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918

Membership Target Dates 2018-2019

September 12, 2018 - 10%
October 11, 2018 - 25%
November 15,2018 - 35%
December 12, 2018 - 45%
January 17,2019 - 60%
February 13, 2019 - 75%
March 13, 2019 - 80%
April 10, 2019 - 90%
May 8, 2019 - 100%
July 24, 2019 - 105% -Delegate Strength Cutoff

SAL Application/PDF

Individual Recruitment Award Pin Form 2019

Membership Links

Detachment of Maryland Membership from Department

Obtain a DD-214


Detachment of Maryland, 3115 Orchard Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21234