SAN ANTONIO – (Sept. 18, 2022) – The American Legion Department of Texas held the Department Legion College Phases 1, 2 and 3 training on Sept. 17 and 18, at Alamo Post 2.
Members from the 20th District, joined by members of the 23rd District, attended the training.
According to District 20 Cmdr. Danny Muth, Texas American Legion College is offered to those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation's largest veterans service organization.
“The training enhances knowledge and appreciation of The American Legion and teaches the core values and contributions of the organization,” said Muth. “It prepares our Texas Legionnaires for leadership positions in their posts, districts, divisions and the Texas Department through education, development and motivation.”
For Legionnaire Douglas Russell Jr., the judge advocate of Fred Brock Post 828, attending Texas American Legion College made him more knowledgeable on The American Legion and provided an opportunity to network with other leaders and fellow judge advocates to exchange information and data to better serve his post.
“I think this training will assist me greatly,” said Russell, who has been a Legionnaire for three years. “The role and responsibility of the district was very informative and helped me to understand the big picture of the organization.”
Texas American Legion College is offered throughout the state. To be eligible for the training, a member must have completed the American Legion Extension Institute Basic Course, which is available online at www.legion.org/alei.
The Basic Training program takes less than two hours to complete and is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each section, followed by a final exam. A member must be registered on the website to access the Basic Training program.