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Department Convention 2023!

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

2023 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION (July 6-9, 2023)


Convention agenda for download:


Legion or SAL Delegate & Alternate Registration

(Closes Monday, July 3rd)

Auxiliary Delegate & Alternate Registration

Registration by mail:

2023 Department Convention Delegate Registration
Download PDF • 80KB


Lodging Reservation

Special Rate No Longer Available

Additional housing once rooms are full:

Holiday Inn Express (317) 322-0011

Candlewood (317) 495-6600


Fairfield Inn


Vendor Booth Registration


Post Service Officer Training

Without well trained post service officers, such as yourself, veterans at individual posts will miss a chance to learn about the benefits they've earned. Become a Post Service Officer and expand your ability to assist veterans through this training opportunity.⁠

Location: Department Convention at Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis.⁠

Time: July 9, 2023 from 8 a.m. until Noon.

Topics: Post service officers’ duties and responsibilities, ethics, the rehab program, Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA), homeless veterans program, claims representation, veterans service and membership, avoiding common mistakes, newly discharged veterans consultation checklist, replacing the DD Form 214, disability compensation, non-service connected pension, survivors compensation and pension, burial benefits, the appeals process, military correction and review board issues, concurrent receipt and combat related special pay, National Personnel Records Center, VA medical benefits, fully developed claims. Department Service Officers will also conduct an open panel discussion to help answer any veterans’ benefits and service issues of concern to the audience.

Added Resources: Service officers may also find our post service officers’ online home study course by opening the Department website at:; clicking “Forms & Files” then placing the cursor on the “Downloads” tab, then find and click “Veterans Service Office” then click “Service Officer Training Manual.” Service officers may then also complete the Service Officer Workbook and Test and receive a Certificate of Completion signed by the Department Commander

Service officers and veterans may also find additional veterans benefits resource information within the same website by clicking “Services” looking under the “Veterans Benefits Assistance” column, and then clicking the “View our digital pamphlets here” line.

Why and How: This seminar will help American Legion posts assist its members with veterans benefit issues and improve membership through services. Pre-registration is not required. All post service officers, especially new post service officers, are encouraged to attend. The training session is free, but attendees will likely incur costs associated with travel and lodging. Active post service officers volunteer much of their time while assisting post members. Posts may now help their service officers by sponsoring their attendance at this training session, and then reap the benefit of their service officer’s increased knowledge.

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