The Post Adjutant’s Manual is a blueprint to assist you in handling the business affairs of the post and to provide efficient and effective service to your members. It is a work in progress and will never be complete as long as officers and members in local posts offer suggestions and recommendations.
The Officer’s Guide is intended as the principal handbook issued by National Headquarters to help American Legion officers fulfill their responsibilities. This handbook combines in one volume a guide to post offices, operations and procedures; the Manual of Ceremonies, in which ceremonies prescribed by the National Trophies, Awards and Ceremonials Subcommittee are described; and an appendix including The American Legion Constitution, eligibility requirements, parliamentary procedures, a suggested post constitution and bylaws, and more.
This Manual has been prepared as a guide to Legionnaires who accept the challenge of sponsoring and conducting Americanism activities that feature a wide-range of community service, youth development, educational advancement and counter-subversive activities.