DEPARTMENT AND DISTRICT OFFICER CERTIFICATION
All Legionnaires aspiring to be elected to Department leadership positions including District Commanders, District Vice-Commanders, Department Commander, Department Vice-Commanders, National Executive Committeeman, Alternate Executive Committeeman, Department Sgt-at-Arms, Historian, and Chaplain are to submit the following documents to the Department Adjutant within ten working days of announcing their candidacy.
a. Post Resolution of endorsement
b. DD Form 214 ( showing character of discharge)
c. Prominent Legionnaire Questionnaire
Department Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Service Officer, and Finance Officer are to submit their DD Form 214 and Prominent Legionnaire Questionnaire ten working days after their appointment.
The Department Adjutant is required to certify each elected and appointed officer in according to National directives; “Pursuant to the action of the 13th Annual National Convention of The American Legion at Detroit, Michigan, September 24, 1931, I have examined the service record of each of the following officials who have been duly elected or appointed to serve the Department of Washington for the ensuing year:” and submit the appropriate National Certification to the National Judge Advocate.
Background checks are conducted on District Commanders, District Vice-Commanders and other candidates for Department Office who, by virtue of their positions, may be required to associate with children and “at risk” individuals, prior to the voting at Department Convention.
Department of Washington
3600 Ruddell Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503