The Palisades branch of the world's largest veterans organization.
This is a full service facility with nearly…More 10,000 square feet, that can accommodate 490 in assembly or 230 for dining and dancing. The facility also houses a full library, and game room for billiards, personal computers and a large digital television. The Post has a full service bar area and fully equipped kitchen with a professional food staff. Here is a list of the current officers:
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help war-time veteran's organization. The American Legion is a community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members – men and woman – nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments – one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC. In addition thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program implementation capacities in local communities to the Legion's standing national commissions and committees, the national organization has a regular full-time staff of about 300 employees.
On the Department level (California) located in San Francisco. The Department of California has a full time staff of about a half dozen people along with the Department Commander and Adjutant. The next level down would be Area level; we are part of the 6th Area, which encompasses just about all of southern California population south of Bakersfield.
The 6th Area is headed up by Department Vice-Commander, which is elected during the annual Department convention. The next level would be District of which we here at Post 283 are part of the 24th District, which takes in most of the Los Angeles county. This segment of the Legion is headed up by a Commander elected by the Posts (13) that make up the District. There are 13 American Legion Posts in the 24th District including Post 283. The 6th Area is made up of four Districts 24th, 20th, 18th & 16th; which in turn is made up of 82 Posts.