Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of Florida



Welcome to the Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Florida Website

The Sons of The American Legion is a program of The American Legion that was created in 1932. The Detachment of Florida was organized in the late 60's and our First Detachment Commander was elected in 1970. Since then the Florida Sons of The American Legion, under the directions of our many leaders, have prospered and grown to over 16,000 members from over 170 Squadrons across 6 Areas and 16 Districts. Please take the time to look around our site and enjoy. Let us know what you think, just send us an E-mail.


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Detachment Information and Important News

Applications Being Accepted for the SAL College Class of 2015

The Member Training and Development Committee is now accepting applications for members of The American Legion Family to attend the Florida Sons of The American Legion College. Applications are being accepted through Friday, September 5, 2014 to allow time for those who wish to apply. This session will be for the Class of 2015 and the first of three courses will be offered at the Fall Conference in November. Attendees must apply and be approved by the Detachment Member Training and Development Committee in order to attend the college.

The Florida SAL College is our base leadership course and provide students with instruction on Communications, Personal Administration and Personal Development. The Florida SAL College is not a class on the organization, it is a base course that will create the foundation to be built upon with the other courses that are part of the Florida SAL College System.

Students that are approved to attend the College for 2015 will be notified by Friday, September 12, 2014 subesquent to the committee review of the applications.

To get an application just click the download application package link below to get the application package and instructions.


Northern Area to Host SAL Organizational Course

The Detachment Member Training & Development Committee is proud to announce that the Northern Area and the 5th District SAL will be hosting the next SAL Organizational Course in Jacksonville.

This is Course 2 of the Florida SAL College System and is made up of 8 units that will cover many things that relate to the Sons of The American Legion. Some of the items that will be covered include a history of The American Legion and the Sons, officers responsibilities and other items of interest. Upon conclusion of the course we will have a roundtable Q&A Session.

This course will be held at American Legion Post 283 located in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 25, 2014. On site registration and course check in will begin at 8:00am. Course will begin at 8:30am and go until 5:00pm

Registration is free and open to anyone in The American Legion Family.

Registration is on-line via our website -

Membership Training Survey

The Detachment Member Training & Development Committee is asking for your help as we work to continue to improve our education programs.

If you wish to help, take a moment to complete this survey.



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Last Updated: October 16, 2014