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  US CODE--TITLE 50, APPENDIX--WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Act June 30, 1955, exempted from service persons who attained their thirty-fifth anniversary of their date of birth and who were rejected for service on the ground of physical disqualification, and to reduce maximum age of liability of induction from 51 to 46 years of age.
Act June 19, 1951, § 1(n), continued deferments to ROTC members but increased their period of service from 2 years to 6 years after receiving their commission (including 2 years active duty or 3 years active duty if financial assistance is received), authorized establishment of other training programs, and provided for the President's deferment power.
Act June 19, 1951, § 1(p), authorized deferment of high school and college students in lieu of postponement of induction in order to give them an opportunity to enlist in the branch of service of their choice during such deferment period.
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 Office of Financial Aid: Selective Service Information
The Director of Selective Service is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Selective Service is not a part of the Department of Defense.
Under this law, the mission of the Selective Service System is to provide the numbers of men needed by the Armed Forces, within the time required, should Congress and the President decide to return to a draft, in the event of a national emergency.
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 selective service. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The act provided that not more than 900,000 men were to be in training at any one time, and it limited service to 12 months—later (1941) extended to 18 months.
A new selective service act was passed in 1948 that required all men between 18 and 26 to register and that made men from 19 to 26 liable for induction for 21 months’ service, which would be followed by 5 years of reserve duty.
The Military Selective Service Act of 1967 required all men between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for service.
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 Selective Service Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 was passed by the Congress of the United States on September 6, 1940 becoming the first peacetime conscription in United States history.
This Selective Service Act required that men between the ages 21 and 30 register with local draft boards.
Though the United States halted conscription in 1973, the Selective Service remains as a means to register American males upon reaching the age of 18 as a contingency should the measure be reintroduced.
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 Selective Service System: Welcome
As always, Selective Service continues to do its job of being ready to conduct a draft and to manage a program for civilian alternative service for men classified as conscientious objectors when directed by the Nation’s elected officials: the president and Congress.
Selective Service does not collect any information which would indicate whether or not you are undocumented.
William A. Chatfield became the 11th Director of Selective Service having been nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
www.sss.gov   (394 words)

  
 U.S. IMMIGRATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE & NATURALIZATION (Law Offices of Carl Shusterman)
In general, INS will find an applicant ineligible for naturalization on account of failure to register for Selective Service if a male applicant refuses to or knowingly and willfully failed to register during the period for which the applicant is required to establish his disposition to the good order and happiness of the United States.
Whether it is proper for the INS to determine that an applicant refused to or knowingly and willfully failed to register for Selective Service will depend on the applicant's age at the time of filing the naturalization application and up until the time of administration of the oath of allegiance.
Failure to register for Selective Service will generally not prevent a man who was over 31 years of age on the day he filed his naturalization application from demonstrating that he is eligible for naturalization.
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 How To Stay Out of the Military by David Wiggins
According to reports from the Selective Service System, forty percent of the men who are required to register for the draft don't register in the sixty-day time period required by law.
The Selective Service publishes a booklet titled "Information for Registrants" which lists each category of claim for postponement of induction into the armed forces and each type of reclassification to become exempt from the draft.
According to the Selective Service, a conscientious objector is one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral or religious principles.
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 Selective Service System Summary
The Selective Service Act was enacted by Congress in 1948 to provide the United States with manpower should the country ever need to supplement active and reserve duty personnel.
The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 was passed by the Congress of the United States on September 16 1940, becoming the first peacetime conscription in United States history.
Although the Selective Service System is authorized by the Selective Service Act, some argue the constitutionality of the act, claiming the law violates the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by providing for military conscription.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for selective service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Selective Service Center Reaches Major Milestones: 100th Agency Partnership.
Selective Claims Service Center Marks Successful One-Year Milestone; 5000 Calls a Month Answered in Average of Seven Seconds.
Selective CEO Gregory E. Murphy and CFO Dale A. Thatcher to Present at Sandler O'Neill Financial Services Conference On 6/10/2004.
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 Selective Service Training Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A controversial aspect of the Act was its exemption for conscientious objectors to war.
The Selective Service draft system was periodically renewed the draft legislation throughout the 1950s and early 1960s until an all-volunteer army was established at the end of the Vietnamese War.
Although the draft was abolished, Selective Service remains in the form of required registration of eligible males.
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 What is the Selective Service System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Failure to register, or otherwise comply with the Military Selective Service Act is, upon conviction, punishable by a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
To notify Selective Service, mark your change of address on the Change Form attached to the Registration Acknowledgment and mail it to Selective Service or complete a Change of Information Form, SSS Form 2, which you can obtain at any U.S. Post Office or U.S. Embassy or Consulate office.
If you were selected for induction you would be sent an Order to Report for Induction along with detailed instructions explaining where to report and what actions would be required on your part to fulfill this requirement.
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 selective service — Infoplease.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The length of service was extended to 24 months, and the minimum age for induction was reduced to 18 1/2 years.
Selective Service Region II Board Member of the Year.(News and Notes)
Fleet Environmental Services, an integrated provider of environmental, abatement and selective demolition services, selected Gearworks'......
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 Is Registration for Selective Service Mandatory?
I have been doing a little research into the laws, regulations, and authority surrounding the Selective Service System and am a little confused by why he was sent this notice.
The operative statute for registration pursuant to the Military Selective Service Act of June 24, 1948, Ch 625, 62 Stat.
Pursuant to the Military Selective Service Act of June 24, 1948, Ch 625, 62 Stat.
www.constitution.org /abus/draft/sss.htm   (2637 words)

  
 Military.com Resources
The Selective Service System (SSS) is an independent agency within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
Under the Military Selective Service Act, the SSS's mission is twofold: to deliver untrained manpower to the armed forces in time of emergency in accordance with requirements established by the Department of Defense, and to administer an alternative service program for conscientious objectors.
This guide will introduce you to the Selective Service System, its requirements and benefits, and the processes through which a military draft would be implemented if the need should ever arise.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceFileView?file=Selective_Service.htm   (193 words)

  
 Universal National Service Act
(a) Obligation for Service- It is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this Act unless exempted under the provisions of this Act.
(e) Civilian Service- Persons covered by subsection (a) who are not selected for military service under subsection (d) shall perform their national service obligation under this Act in a civilian capacity pursuant to subsection (b)(2).
(1) The voluntary enlistment and active service of the person in an active or reserve component of the uniformed services for a period of at least two years, in which case the period of basic military training and education actually served by the person shall be counted toward the term of enlistment.
www.truthforachange.info /library/draftact.php   (1782 words)

  
 Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999 - TeacherVision.com
To avoid military service, however, substitute soldiers are permitted to be hired and for a $300 fee, draft exemptions can be bought, proving the system to be unfair and unpopular.
Three years of military service is required from all white men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five, excepting those legally exempted.
All male citizens between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six, however, are required to register for the draft and are liable for training and service until the age of thirty-five.
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 To repeal the Military Selective Service Act - H.R. 487 Text
460(a)(4)), the Office of Selective Service Records shall not be reestablished upon the repeal of the Act.
The assets, contracts, property, and records held by the Selective Service System, and the unexpended balances of any appropriations available to the Selective Service System, shall be transferred to the Administrator of General Services upon the repeal of the Act.
The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall assist officers and employees of the Selective Service System to transfer to other positions in the executive branch.
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr487.html   (1071 words)

  
 Selective Service System
Selective Service would provide manpower to the military by conducting a draft using a list of young men's names gathered through the Selective Service registration process.
The Selective Service System is America's proven and time-tested hedge against underestimating the number of active duty and Reserve Component military personnel needed in a future conflict.
As a part of that readiness, virtually all men in the U.S. are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
www.volunteersolutions.org /uwhc/org/18896403.html   (585 words)

  
 Universal National Service Act of 2003 (Introduced in House)
H. To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
(1) The voluntary enlistment and active service of the person in an active or reverse component of the uniformed services for a period of at least two years, in which case the period of basic military training and education actually served by the person shall be counted toward the term of enlistment.
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 Conscientious Objectors and the Selective Service Act
The requirements of the Selective Service Act are not complicated, but they are not obvious either.
The Act calls for all male residents of the United States to register for possible conscription, or draft, into military service, This can be done at any post office from one month before to one month after their 18th birthdays.
The penalties for non-registrants are imprisonment and fine, but the Selective Service System has not prosecuted anyone since 1986 and fines have never been imposed.
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 Selective service act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 Selective Service Act of 1948: Military Legal Resources (Federal Research Division: Customized Research and Analytical ...
Selective Service Act of 1948: Military Legal Resources (Federal Research Division: Customized Research and Analytical Services, Library of Congress)
The Elston bill (H.R. 2575), which was to revise the provisions dealing with courts-martial in the Articles of War and which had been delayed in the Senate from January to June 1948, was incorporated as Title II of the Selective Service Act, the measure that established the first postwar draft in American history.
When President Harry Truman signed the Selective Service Act of 1948 on June 24, the amendments to the Articles of War became law (the Elston Act, Pub.
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 ACTION ALERT: Repeal the Selective Service Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Universal Military Training and Service Act (HR 3598) would require all male citizens and residents between the ages of 18-22 registered under the Selective Service Act to be conscripted into military service for a six-month to one-year period.
HR 1597 seeks to repeal the Selective Service Act and dissolve the Selective Service System.
The Church of the Brethren has been opposed to conscription and the use of the Selective Service Act 1980 since its inception in 1980 stating, "...we do not concede to the state the authority to conscript citizens against their conscience." (Annual Conference, 1982, "Reaffirmation of Opposition to War and Conscription for Military Training")
www.brethren.org /genbd/washofc/alert/SelectiveService.htm   (508 words)

  
 Selective Service
After service in the Coast Guard, and 17 years as a reporter and senior editor with Army Times Publishing Company, Tom launched "Military Update," his syndicated weekly news column, in 1994.
I do not meet the strict requirement for Selective Service registration and thus may be ineligible for federal employment.
I have to sign a Selective Service status statement to land a federal civilian job.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,Philpott_061005,00.html   (1042 words)

  
 Selective Service and Immigration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Registration is a way our government keeps a list of names of men from which to draw in case of a national emergency requiring rapid expansion of our Armed Forces.
By registering all young men, the Selective Service ensures that a future draft will be fair and equitable.
Some high schools have a faculty or staff member who serves as a Selective Service Registrar.
www.nvo.com /beaulier/selectiveserviceandimmigration   (599 words)

  
 selective service — FactMonster.com
If there were to be a crisis, registered men would be inducted as determined by age and a random lottery.
military draft - draft, military: see conscription; selective service.
Major Independent Agencies - Major Independent Agencies There are several administrative divisions of the government whose job...
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 sexistdraft2.htm
registered under the Military Selective Service Act, and to authorize young women to volunteer, to receive basic military training and education for a period of up to one year.
(3) The enrollment and service of the person in an officer candidate program, if the person has signed an agreement to accept a Reserve commission in the appropriate service if such a commission is offered upon completion of the program.
Nothing in this section shall limit or prohibit the call to active service in the armed forces of any person who is a member of a regular or reserve component of the armed forces.
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 Repeal of the Selective Service Act
While we do not currently have conscription in the US we do have draft registration and each argument against the draft is equally applicable to our current selective service system and the registration requirement.
We have them precisely so that skilled people can be more valuable for the country if they are pulled out from the ranks to serve as platoon leaders or as cheap labor for high-tech companies.
Friends of mine waited almost a year to be conscripted--doing nothing (of course, two years of military service are also spent doing nothing).
www.house.gov /paul/congrec/congrec2001/cr042601B.htm   (964 words)

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