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Post, County & District Resources

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Guides

Administrative Manual & Membership Appendix- NEW FOR 2020/2021
PLEASE DISCARD PREVIOUS VERSIONS!
The Administrative Manual contains all of the information required to run a successful Post. This is an online manual, if you would like to recieve a printed copy send $20.00 to Wisconsin American Legion Attn: Admin. Manual P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901. The fillable forms to be submitted will be found on this website, and are not in the manual. The Department Headquarters Team is always ready to assist, however before contacting Headquarters with questions, please reference the Administrative Manual.

Department Directory The Department Directory contains contact information for all of the Department Staff, Officers, Committee Members, and Associations. (Updated on 4-12-22) NoteThis information is as accurate as the information that has been shared with Headquarters. If you know of information that was not submitted send the inquiry to angela@wilegion.org using the proper Officer Reporting Form Attached.

Constitution and Bylaws
The Constitution and Bylaws govern the operations of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin. 
This edition of the Constitution and Bylaws was updated per resolutions passed at the 2021 Department Convention. Changes are highlighted in yellow and will be approved by the Department Policy Committee at the Department Fall Meetings in October.

Leadership Communications Guide This document clearly outlines the responsibilities of Department Vice Commanders and District Commanders. (Formerly the Guide for District Commanders and Department Officers and the Master outline on Department Committees and Commissions.)

Post Adjutant's Guide

Officers Guide

Wisconsin American Legion College Programs & Curriculum

Wisconsin American Legion District Map

Tax Exemption Information July 1, 2018 Veterans Service Organizations became Tax Exempt on certain items. CLICK HERE for more information 

Protocol Manual This manual provides the proper protocol to follow when planning events, entertaining Department and National Officers and much more. COMING SOON

Public Relations Media Kit This publication includes Public Relations Tools, conducting Public Information Campaigns, Media Pitching, Advertising, Event Planning and more. 

Legion posts affected by COVID can apply for $1,000 grant
Public health mandates in response to the coronavirus included stay-at-home orders and business closures. Those mandates financially impacted American Legion posts nationwide as member and community outreach efforts were limited, resulting in a loss of revenue. To provide some relief during these challenging times, financial grants are now available for eligible American Legion posts. Find more information here or download the application from the ToolKit.

Emblem Use

Using the Legion WI logo on apparel and signage does not require emblem use permission. Please consider promoting our department by using the designs below for faster and more convenient processing.

Emblem Use Form

Emblem Use Online Request

Emblem Sales

White- without National Emblem

Grey- without National Emblem

White- with National Emblem

Grey- with National Emblem

Flag Etiquette
In the 1976 revision of the Flag Code by Congress, the symbolism of the United State flag is considered to be a living symbol representing a living country.  This reference was added in response to the strong feelings of respect and reverence accorded by many of our citizens.  In addition, the flag represents the many freedoms, rights, and responsibilities not entrusted to the citizens of any other country in the world.  Therefore, the proper display and use of the United States flag is the responsibility of every American citizen. 

Standing Committee Application Form

Roberts Rules
A How-To guide to the rules for meetings of your Post, County, or District. 

Military Personnel Records
Get copies of your DD-214 online. 

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It's our mission to enhance the lives of our Veterans and their families, inspire the next generation of Wisconsin leaders, and promote the principles of The Legion in every community across the Badger State.

Together, we can accomplish so much for those who need us. We welcome you to our Legion Family.

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