Welcome to A.L. Area 5

The American Legion consists of 55-Departments and the American Legion Department of California is one of these. We are one of six Areas within the American Legion Department of California. There is one Department for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. Canada was merged into Department of New York several years ago.

Departments are organized into Areas which are divided into multiple Districts and the Districts consist of numerous Posts (typically the local cities within the District) of which the individual veteran members and their families participate in their various programs and fundraisers designed to help veterans and military families in need. The Department of California is a unified entity consisting of six Areas focused on and accomplishing the goal as described.

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The map to the right shows the six Areas and the Districts within the Areas.  You will find the Posts that are within the individuals Districts under the navigation bar above labeled “Districts.”

This year (2018-2019), the 5th Area is led by Commander Tracy A. Rascoe a.k.a. “T-Dog” and his team of Officers and support staff.  The 5th Area is the largest of the Areas with 107 Post and +25,000 members in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties.  The team consists of: Area Officers, District Commanders, District 1st Vice Commanders and Commissioners and others appointed to assist by the Commander.