Our Mission

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives. 

We know that one of the most important topics to our members is employment, and we've listened. That's why we've created this site to help you find the best careers that match your unique military and civilian experiences and skillsets.

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 Veteran unemployment is at a historically low 3.5% (  U.S. Department of Labor Statistics,  July 2017 ), but it's our goal to bring ensure the Veterans represented in that percentage connect with fulfilling careers

Veteran unemployment is at a historically low 3.5% (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, July 2017), but it's our goal to bring ensure the Veterans represented in that percentage connect with fulfilling careers

Connecting the Military Community to Careers

The American Legion helps veterans find employers who understand their skills and values

The skills and qualities that made you outstanding assets in the military – the strong work ethic, rigorous discipline, the creativity to overcome obstacles – are precisely the kinds of qualities that can invigorate the United States economy and drive businesses forward.

For more detailed information on how you fit into a variety of industries and how to apply for careers within those fields, check out the Deep Dive page by clicking the button below.


Steps to Get Started 

Ready to learn more? Use the steps below to help you learn more about available careers, people like you who have made successful transitions into their civilian job paths. Don't worry about taking them in order; these are just guidelines for you as you familiarize yourself with the industry and what it offers.

First, review stories about those who have successfully transitioned into their civilian careers. Click on the button below to learn from their experiences.

Second, speak with industry leaders about different career paths and opportunities available to you. Click on the button below to view employers.

Third, search and apply for jobs in careers that fit you best. Click on the button below to start your job search today to get started.