Excerpt from 501st Legion Charter regarding Detachments:
"Given the diversity of costumes in the club, special theme units may be created to improve the quality and awareness of a specific costume category in the Star Wars universe. An example would be a squadron of TIE Fighter Pilots. These units are called Detachments and lie outside the rank and voting hierarchy of the club. A Detachment requires five (5) members (all of whom own the specific costume) and is headed by a Detachment Leader (DL), who is elected by the members of the Detachment. Application for a Detachment must be approved by the Legion Council in a vote of at least one-third of the Legion Council members, decided by simple majority. Members of Detachments still report to their respective Squads, Outposts, and Garrisons. 501st members may be members of multiple Detachments. Member affiliation with this unit is not mandatory."

Legion Command requires complete information on the proposal of a new Detachment in the club. This is to ensure the new Detachments have all the resources in place prior to going active as an independent Detachment. Kindly fill out all the information as completely as possible. Please understand submissions must undergo review and a possible probation period set by Legion Command. In addition to satisfying new unit membership prerequisites, a website and new unit logo that meets Legion requirements must also be submitted.

New unit websites must contain:
1)The approved LFL disclaimer:
 "The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © Insert current year here Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization."
2)A link (either text or graphic) back to the main Legion website at www.501st.com.
3)Statement defining the local unit as a part of the worldwide 501st Legion volunteer costuming organization along with contact information.
4)NO mention of information unrelated to the costumes and/or activities of the 501st Legion, particularly those which may lead to confusion as to our Legion costuming standards and/or mission as defined in the Charter.
5)The unit logo and (if possible) the Legion logo (can be used as link to main site).

New Unit Logo Requirements:
1)Original artwork only (no direct copies of existing art, particularly Lucasfilm images).
2)Elements should be "graphical" (vector art preferred) - no photographs.
3)Name of group should be in English or native language of unit.
4)"501st Legion" should appear in English.
5)Logo should not contain any inappropriate material (vulgarity, rude gestures, etc.).

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Proposed Name of new Detachment:


Proposed Costume-based theme of Detachment:


URL of preview of Detachment website:


URL of preview of proposed Detachment logo:


Mission Statement of new Detachment:


Contact email address (usually the Detachment leader's):


Command Staff:
Proposed Detachment Leader (DL) TKID: 

Roster of Members:

Enter TKIDs of potential Members (must be active members of the 501st Legion):
(A minimum of 5 members are required including the proposed Leader above)

(Please separate TKIDs by commas or spaces, or enter each on a separate line.
You may continually add as many TKIDs as you wish prior to submitting.)

Any additional comments you wish to add:


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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.