Membership Types

Membership in the Society of the First Infantry Division is open to all individuals who at any time honorably served or are serving in units assigned or attached to, or in support of, the 1st Infantry Division at any time since its organization. Upon the death of a member, his or her heirs are entitled to his or her right of membership.

The current Society membership profile includes Big Red One combat veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War (Desert Storm), Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Many veterans of Cold War and Peacetime service in the 1st Infantry Division including those with recent peacekeeping service in the Balkans are also members.

Veterans. There are several membership options available to veterans. A Life Membership , with dues graduated by age is an attractive option. Life members receive a certificate suitable for framing signed by the President of the Society, a unique Life Member lapel pin and a permanent plastic membership card. Executive Memberships at $60 per year offer those members who have the means an opportunity to provide an extra level of financial support to the Society. Regular Membership is set at $30 per year.

Active Duty Personnel . Soldiers currently serving on active duty with the Big Red One, including those in units assigned to the Big Red One and those in attached or supporting units, are eligible to join the Society. We offer a very attractive annual membership fee at $15 for E-8 to 08; and $10 for E1-E7. These memberships enjoy the same benefits as those received by veterans.

We offer a very attractive Life Membership to soldiers based on age. Under 39 is $400, 40-49 is $350, 50-59 is $300, 60-69 is $250, 70-79 is $200, and 80+ is $100.

Associate Members. Parents, spouses, children, grandchildren or siblings of any person eligible for membership, or any person with a special interest or affinity for the Society of the First Infantry Division, may join as an annual Associate Member. Associate member dues are $30 for a Regular membership, $60 for an Executive membership, or $100 for a Business Associate membership. Businesses receive a listing in the Bridgehead Sentinel and a Window Sticker.

Widow(er)s. Widows and widowers of former Big Red One soldiers may become members of the Society without charge.

Honorary Memberships. The Board of Directors of the Society has the authority to approve as Honorary Members those who are not otherwise eligible for membership.