There are currently four categories of membership within the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: Hereditary, Junior, Associate and Honorary.
Hereditary - Direct male descendants of the age of 18 years or more of a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Navy or Marines who served during the War of the Rebellion, or male descendants of a brother or sister of any such officer.
Junior - Direct male descendants under age 18 years of an eligible officer or of a brother or sister of any such eligible officer. Junior Companions cannot vote or hold office.
Associate - Male persons of the age 18 years or more who are not known to be eligible for Hereditary membership and who subscribe to the Preamble, Principles and Objects of the order and who have demonstrated a serious interest in the War of the Rebellion, and whose membership will advance the objects of the Order. Associate Companions may vote, serve on committees and be elected to Commandery offices, but no Associate Companion shall be eligible for election to office in the Commandery-in-Chief.
Please Note: Associate (Non-hereditary) membership is available in many (but not necessarily all) of the Commanderies. Associate affiliation is based on a percentage of the number of hereditary members in each Commandery. Consequently, movement to elect Associates may be delayed until such time as there are enough hereditary Companions present in the particular Commandery. Individual Commanderies may or may not maintained a list of Associate applicants that have been referred by the Commandery-in-Chief.
Applications fees and annual dues vary among MOLLUS Commanderies. Individuals interested in membership should provide the information requested on the membership information request page. That information will allow us to refer your inquiry to the Commandery closest to where you reside. That Commandery will in turn get back with you with additional information and a membership application.
National Life Memberships (Hereditary, Junior, and Associate) -
The National Life Membership Fee Schedule, as of 2005, is presented below. Contact the Commandery that you are joining or to which you currently hold membership for details.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP FEE SCHEDULE (Single Payment)
|Birth - 2 Years||$100|
|2 Years to 3 Years||$105|
|3 Years to 4 Years||$115|
|4 Years to 5 Years||$128|
|5 Years to 6 Years||$141|
|6 Years to 7 Years||$155|
|7 Years to 8 Years||$171|
|8 Years to 9 Years||$189|
|9 Years to 10 Years||$208|
|10 Years to 11 Years||$229|
|11 Years to 12 Years||$253|
|12 Years to 13 Years||$279|
|13 Years to 14 Years||$307|
|14 Years to 15 Years||$329|
|15 Years to 16 Years||$373|
|16 Years to 17 Years||$412|
|17 Years to 18 Years||$459|
|18 Years and Older||$500|
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