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Membership is the lifeblood of this organization and I look forward to serving as the Detachment membership chairperson for the 2022-2023 year.  

I plan to roll out the new membership plan at our first DEC meeting on September 10, 2022. Included in this plan will be my theme for the year that involves several incentives based on performance to our first responders in the state of Maryland.  

I expect to have our Detachment membership totals back to our Pre COVID years and doing so will require our Regional Commanders, Regional 1st Vice Commanders and DEC men to be involved with executing the membership plan.  

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next DEC meeting on September 10th, 2022,

Joe Lohman 

Membership Chairman 


1st Vice Commander  

Detachment of Maryland 


Membership Goals

September 14, 2022 - 10%
October 19, 2022 - 25%

November 9,2022 - 35%
December 14, 2022 - 45%
January 19, 2023 - 60%
February 15, 2023 - 75%
March 15, 2023 - 80%
April 19, 2023 - 90%

May 17, 2023 - 100%
July 27, 2023 - 105% -Delegate Strength Cutoff

Membership Eligibility 

All male descendants adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, or any time from December 7, 1941, to date, who served honorably, as set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of The American Legion.


The American Legion National Headquarters has designed a FREE and secure internet site to assist Squadron Adjutants in their day-to-day membership duties. This site serves as a direct portal from the local squadron to National Headquarters' membership system.

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