At Scottish American Military Society Post 1821 we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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The Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS) was founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981, as a non-profit organization.

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Supporting  Veteran and  Scottish Activities

Scottish American Military Society Post 1821 is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Veterans' Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.


Allyn Hinton/Commander:

Stephen Butler/Adjutant:

Sid Boyer/Comptroller:


September 7-8, 2019:  Spirit of Saint Louis AIR SHOW & STEM EXPO
Chesterfield, MO


SAMS Wants You as a Member

Our membership includes individuals throughout the United States and overseas. 

In addition to your membership in SAMS, you can join a Post if there is one in your local area.  Please note that Posts usually require additional membership fees.

All applications for membership are to be submitted to the National Adjutant on the official applicatiion form accompanied by the required documentation of service.     Applications or inquiries about membership should be addressed to the National Adjutant at:

Jo  Lawrence

140 Ghormley Ave
Oakland, CA 94603 
Phone:  (510) 613-3284

National Membership

Membership is open to honorably discharged veterans or active duty or reserve military persons who have served or are serving with any branch of the US Armed Forces.    Membership is open to:

  •  Present or former Regular or Reserve members of the US Armed Forces.

    •     Individuals who have been discharged or released from duty must not have received a less than honorable discharge.

  •  Cadets of any of the Armed Service Academies or college level ROTC

  •  Spouses, widows, or widowers of any of veterans or Service Academy/ROTC cadets.

  •  Members of the British Commonwealth Armed Forces

Honorary life memberships are awarded to members who have been awarded the Medal of Honor.

Application Form

For your convenience, you may view a printable version of the application form in Adobe PDF format.    Click on the Adobe image to download the Adobe PDF Reader Send the completed form, supporting documents and fee to:

Scottish-American Military Society (S.A.M.S.)
c/o Russell Adams
2232 Pine Ln.
Birmingham, AL   35226
Phone:  (205) 613-9156
Email:  National Membership


The required documentation is a copy of a DD214 to prove to the I.R.S. that you are a prior serviceman within the meaning of Section 501(c)(19) I.R.C. and Section 170(c)(3) I.R.C.  If no DD214, then something equivalent; i.e., a copy of any published orders, which lists you as a member of a unit.  Please make  sure they are readable.

Most importantly: list the inclusive dates of your active service; i.e., the day/month/year you joined and the day/month/year you were separated or discharged.    Regular membership dues to join are $35.00; after the first year renewals are $35.00.

Life Membership Fee $425.00 Flat Fee or optional three consecutive equal payments within 1 year pending approval.

Free Life Membership for Medal of Honor Recipients.
Free Life Membership for World War II Veterans
Free Life Membership for Former Prisoners of War (POW)
World War II veterans who were awarded one of the following medals:

  • American Campaign Medal

  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Post membership requires membership in the national organization first but posts are where the fun usually is.

The Annual dues of any SAMS member who is on Active Duty and deployed (thereby having an APO or FPO for a mailing address), will have his/her dues paid for the full year while he/she is deployed.    The National Adjutant must be made aware of this fact by letter or email from the Post Adjutant or Post Commander.
Members-At-Large send a copy of your orders to the National Adjutant

Any two (2) regular members, in good standing, who are past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States who also happen to be spouses living in the same household will have their combined Annual Dues reduced by twenty-five percent (25%).    In addition, this household will receive only one Patriot.

Post members send all dues and documents via your Post.
All Members-At-Large mail all dues and documents to the National Adjutant.

Once you have received your National Membership number contact Sid Boyer/Comptroller for the post application.


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James