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Commander Briefing



The American Legion, Department of New Jersey will conduct the following courses in conjunction with the 61st annual American Legion Leadership College at the National Guard Training center, Sea Girt, New Jersey on March 16, 17 & 18, 2018.

Basic course: The Basic Course of the NJ American Legion College will expose the students to the programs of the NJ Department including but not limited to Americanism, Baseball, Boy Scouts, Children and Youth, Constitution and By-Laws, Economics, Scholarships, Legislative, Oratorical, Public Relations, Sons of The American Legion, etc. Overviews of these subjects will be presented so the students are aware of their purposes and applicability. They will be provided with sufficient information including brochures, and other hand-outs., so they may refer back to that information to assist with the implementation and/or enhancement of those programs at their respective Posts and Counties.

  1. Advanced course: The Advanced Course will build on the Trainees’ experience from the Basic Course where they were exposed to, the organization and structure of the American Legion, as well as its history, policies and Post operations. It will expand the trainees” knowledge in all Legion areas of ceremony, and history while exposing them beyond Post Operations, and introducing them into the Leadership of the County/District/Department.

  2. Post Management: In this course you will learn the fundamentals of the operation of your Post Canteen, Proper Procedures for Games of Chance, ABC Rules and Regulations, Bar Operations and IRS Form 990. This course is suggested for any member interested in becoming a bar or canteen chairman at their Post home and for those interested in learning the proper protocol for having Games of Chance at your Post Homes.

  3. Membership: The goal of the Membership Course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the membership function at the Post level and how it interfaces with the County, State and National Organizations. To help facilitate this understanding, topics covered will include, Membership Chairman Responsibilities and how it relates to the Adjutant’s Position when it comes to the Post Membership function. Also, the use of Computer Programs to help manage the Post Membership Function, in particular Other topics to be covered are retention and revitalization, and renewal.

  4. Service Officer

  5. Chaplain

  6. SAL – Basic Leadership Course (one day course March 17, 2018)

  7. SAL – Advanced Leadership Course (one day course March 17, 2018)

    General housing and all meals are included with course attendance or you may commute. If you wish to attend and educate yourself on the rules, programs and mission of the American Legion; I highly encourage you to attend. For an application either contact the commander or Sr. Vice Commander. Applications can also be printed out at

    All applications are due to the post by 19 February, 2018.

    For God and Country,

    Acey Wilburn


    Eden-Stanley American Legion post 294

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