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Join your local draft board and help keep your community safe

Click the link below to join.

A Selective Service Local Board is a group of five citizen volunteers whose mission, upon a draft, will be to decide who among the registrants in their community will receive deferments, postponements, or exemption from military service based on the individual registrant's circumstances and beliefs.
The excellent suggestion was made elsewhere that we can run our local draft boards!
Help keep your community safe!

Here is where you sign up:  https://www4.sss.gov/localboardmembers/bminquiry.asp


Here is the info from the site:  http://www.sss.gov/fslocal.htm


How Local Board Members are Appointed
Local Board members are appointed by the Director of Selective Service in the name of the President, on recommendations made by their respective state governors or an equivalent public official. If you are interest in serving as a Local Board member, you may apply on-line for an application package. Some requirements to be a board member are that they be:

U.S. citizens

at least 18 years old

not a retired or active member of the Armed Forces or any Reserve component

live in the area in which the board has jurisdiction

be willing to spend enough time at the position.

During Peacetime
The Board Member program is one of the primary components of the Selective Service System. Over 11,000 volunteers are currently trained in Selective Service regulations and procedures so that if a draft is reinstated, they will be able to fulfill their obligations fairly and equitably. Board members undergo an initial 12-hour training session and then participate in annual training in which they review sample cases similar to real-life situations.

During a Draft
Registrants with low lottery numbers will be ordered to report for a physical, mental, and moral evaluation at a Military Entrance Processing Station to determine whether they are fit for military service. Once he is notified of the results of the evaluation, a registrant will be given 10 days to file a claim for exemption, postponement, or deferment. At that time, board members will begin reviewing and deciding the outcome of the individual registrant's case. They may personally interview the registrant and persons who know him to gain a better understanding of his situation. A man may appeal a Local Board's decision to a Selective Service District Appeal Board.

homepage: homepage: http://https://www4.sss.gov/localboardmembers/bminquiry.asp

alright we get it already! 05.Nov.2003 11:34

anon


question about draft boards 06.Nov.2003 12:28

portlander

Does anyone think that, by registering for the draft board, that you are increasing your risk of getting drafted?

Probably no more risk 06.Nov.2003 23:47

Bison Boy

I doubt there's much risk of that. I think the re-instatement of the draft is pretty unlikely to begin with, and it strikes me as even more unlikely that they would move draft board volunteers to the top of the list. It seems slightly more likely that they would put volunteers on some sort of security watch list, but even that seems farfetched.

But you never know. If you're worried about it, don't sign up for the board.

I'm too old for the draft, and I don't care if I'm on a watch list... so I'm not worried about it at all. I volunteered. I'll be deeply amused if I get on the board.

Is the draft so bad? 12.Apr.2004 03:32

Jerry A. Zelinka

How bad a thing is this draft for young people? I was drafted some years and fulfilled my obligation for active duty plus reserve years. I hated the interruption to my life at that time. But I was educated with a B.S. degree paid for by the government afterward. I spent two years in a foreign country which otherwise would not have been possible. Today I am glad it happened, and I wasn't cowardly to look for a convenient way out. Bill Clinton sought to escape an honorable service by evading the draft and surely it haunts him nearly every day that he took that course. Today I have no respect for slippery cowards who would imitate Clinton.