Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Florida


Welcome to the Florida Sons of The American Legion Website

On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Florida Sons of The American Legion, we welcome you to our website. Please take some time to look around the site and enjoy, we hope that you will find the information on our site beneficial. Thanks for stopping by.


About the Detachment of Florida

The Sons of The American Legion formed in 1932 by the National Organization of The American Legion. Squadrons began to spring up through the Nation, including Florida. The Sons in Florida did not have a formal organization beyond the Squadrons that were chartered. Detachment of Florida began getting organized during the mid to late 1960's. This lead to our First Detachment Commander being elected in 1970. Over the last 4 decades the Florida Sons, under the direction of the many Detachment Leaders, have prospered. Our membership has grown to over 17,000 members and over 180 Squadrons across 16 Districts and 6 areas.

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Important Disaster Information for Florida Legion and SAL Members

If you are a member of The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion and you reside in Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas or Taylor Counties and were impacted by the floods near the end of July and beginning of August you may be eligible for assistance through the National Emergency Fund.

The NEF can offer assistance in funds up to $3,000 to qualified Legion Family Members and up to $10,000 to assist the Post.

To find out if you are eligible, see what the requirements are to receive assistance and download an application click on the link below.

National Emergency Fund - How To Apply For Assistance

Visit our Detachment Disaster Preparedness Committee Page
All Eyes Are On The Tropics

The Detachment Disaster Preparedness Committee is issuing occasional updates through the Detachment E-mail Group and to Department HQ of The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary.

You can also visit the Detachment Weather and Disaster Information Page
Applications Being Accepted to the Florida SAL College for Class of 2016

The Detachment Member Training and Development Committee is now accepting applications to attend the Florida Sons of The American Legion College for the Class of 2016. The Florida SAL College consists of 3 courses meant to provide some of the basics of leadership and management by providing instruction on Communications, Personal Administration and Personal Development.

The College is open to any member (in good standing) of The American Legion Family and does not cost anything for the courses. In order to attend members must complete an application to submit to the Committee Chairman to be reviewed by the Detachment MT&D Committee for selection.

If you are interested in participating download and complete the application using the link provided below and follow the instructions provided in the package.

New Training Session for Legion S.A.L. Advisors / Liaisons

The Department S.A.L. Advisor Jim Roberts and the Member Training and Development Committee will be hosting the very first delivery of the SAL Advisor's Course (FSCS-04) and meeting during the Annual Fall Conference on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

This training session is for those members that have been appointed to serve or have an interest in serving as an Advisor or Liaison to the Sons of The American Legion at the Post, District or Area level. This session is intended to give those Legionnaires an overview of the Sons of The American Legion, overview of the responsibilities of the S.A.L. Advisor/Liaison and an opportunity to have an informal roundtable discussion with Detachment Leadership and the Department S.A.L. Advisor.

The room assignment will be announced as we get closer to the Fall Conference.

If you are interested in attending this course, click on the link below and do not forget to hit the submit button to complete your registration.

S.A.L. Advisor's Training Course and Meeting Registration
4th District to Host the SAL Organizational Course

The Detachment Member Training & Development Committee is proud to announce that The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion in District 4 will be hosting the Florida SAL College System Course 2 – Sons of The American Legion Organization.

  The course is made up of 8 units that will cover many things relating to the Sons of The American Legion. Items that will be covered include a video history of The American Legion an overview of the history of the Sons of The American Legion and the accomplishments of the Florida Sons. Additional units will cover the responsibilities of Squadron Officers, an overview of running a Squadron Meeting, programs supported by the Sons, membership and the Sons reporting requirements. We will end the day with a roundtable question & answer session.

  There is no fee to register for this course and we need at least 15 members to register to conduct the course. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

  The class will be held at American Legion Post 149 Newberry on Saturday, October 24, 2015. On site registration begins at 8:00am and class will begin at 8:30am and go until 4:00pm.

If you are interested in attending this course, click on the link below and do not forget to hit the submit button to complete your registration.

S.A.L. Organizational Course Registration


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  Last Updated: August 30, 2015