ALA Leadership Program

The purpose of the Leadership Committee is to better equip members to serve in leadership positions with confidence and skill.

Key Program Statements:

  • To raise awareness of ALA leadership development opportunities.
  • To promote participation in the ALA Academy.
  • To enhance knowledge about ALA history, programs, and organization.

The American Legion Auxiliary Leadership Committee stands as a shining example of such a group, playing a pivotal role in the success and growth of this esteemed organization.

At the core of the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission is a commitment to support veterans, military families, and communities. The Leadership Committee embodies this commitment by orchestrating the auxiliary’s efforts, channeling them effectively, and ensuring they align with the organization’s objectives.

One of the committee’s key functions is leadership development. They identify and nurture emerging leaders within the auxiliary, providing them with the tools and training needed to excel in their roles. This fosters a culture of growth and empowerment, where members are inspired to take on leadership positions and make a meaningful impact.

Furthermore, the committee serves as a bridge between the American Legion Auxiliary’s national leadership and its grassroots members. They facilitate communication, ensuring that ideas, concerns, and innovations from the field reach decision-makers, fostering a sense of inclusivity and responsiveness.

In times of change or challenge, the Leadership Committee acts as a guiding light, steering the organization towards its mission with unwavering dedication. They adapt to evolving circumstances, strategize for the future, and ensure the American Legion Auxiliary remains a dynamic and relevant force for good.

In conclusion, the American Legion Auxiliary Leadership Committee is the driving force behind the organization’s continued success. Their commitment to leadership development, communication, and adaptability empowers members to make a difference in the lives of veterans, military families, and communities across the nation. They exemplify the spirit of unity, service, and leadership that defines the American Legion Auxiliary, and they are the catalysts for positive change in an ever-changing world.

Get Involved

Raise awareness of ALA leadership development opportunities. 

  • Attend American Legion Auxiliary Mission Training
    • Watch for event announcements in Auxiliary magazine, ALA emails, and social media for dates and locations.
    • After Mission Training, share the information you received with your unit, district/county, and department.
  • Attend leadership conferences/workshops within your district/department.
  • Participate in ALA Academy courses
  • Be aware of ALA leadership opportunities in your community:
    • Speak to other community organizations about veterans’ support.
    • Speak to high schools about veterans to develop your own leadership abilities.
  • ALA Unit Member of the Year Award
    • Nominate a fellow unit member for Unit Member of the Year.
    • Open to senior members who are not currently, nor have ever been, in an elected or appointed leadership role higher than unit president.
    • Follow your department’s procedures for submitting nomination.

Promote participation in the ALA Academy.

Enhance knowledge about ALA history, programs, and organization. 

Deadlines/Important Dates:

  • May 15: Department chairmen reports due to division chairmen, cc: national chairman
  • June 1: Awards submissions and Department Unit Members of the Year due
  • 2023-2024 Mission Training: See dates and locations here.

Contact our Leadership Committee Chair: