The All Americans welcome any and all potential recruits who have are interested into stepping the boots of a WWII American paratrooper or glider rider. Our two main requirements are that you are over 18 (or over 16 if a parent participates with you) and you are not a convicted felon. We will be more than happy to loan you gear for events and guide you in building your own impression. Many of our members started out with no previous reenacting experience, uniforms, equipment, or weapons of their own. So, if you fit the two requirements, you can enlist today.
The recruiting process begins with a recruit making contact with the All Americans. You will be contacted by one of our recruitment NCO’s who will guide you through the rest of the recruitment process: joining our forums, introducing yourself, reading up about upcoming events and the available impressions.
After you have attended your first major event (either a tactical or an overnight living history), an N.C.O. will contact you to confirm that you wish to join and talk about you ability to procure an impression and attend events. If both parties are satisfied, then you will be offered full membership in the All Americans.
The All Americans recognizes and understands that sometimes in reenacting just one impression is not enough. For that reason we offer affiliate memberships to members of other reenacting organizations who want to participate with the All Americans at reenacting events and stay up-to-date with the All Americans on our forums. These members are privy to All Americans member business and discussions, eligible for promotion to Pfc., but are not eligible for any further promotions. Affiliate memberships are offered at the discretion of the C.O.
The All Americans does not actively recruit minors. Minors who have a connection to an established All Americans member, either through family or other reenacting experience, may be eligible for a provisional membership at the discretion of the C.O. Minors will be limited in ability to carry firearms based on unit and event policies. Provisional membership does not include voting rights within the All Americans and are not eligible for promotion to Pfc. until they turn 18.
Members are eligible for promotion to Private First Class (Pfc.) after attending 3 events and procuring a complete impression (uniform, field gear, and weapons). Any promotions past Pfc. are based on the unit’s leadership needs and at the sole discretion of the C.O.
The All Americans does not award any military medals, ribbons, or decorations for performance or activity as we believe those are part of one’s impression by virtue of representing the men who would have worn them (the All Americans does not condone the wearing of any medals, ribbons, or decorations for valor).
All Americans are eligible at each event to win the coveted “Gomez Award,” a training rifle grenade with affixed plaque recognizing previous winners. This is purely a unit tradition. Additionally, at the end of each year we recognize contributions by members with our annual All Americans Awards which cover a variety of areas. Winners are voted for by other members and nominees and winners are recognized at an event.