The US Selective Service System reports: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the SSS has been placed in telework status. The call center is available with delays. There will also be delays processing mail. Online Registration and Verification are available 24/7.

Almost all male US citizens and male immigrants, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, Federal student aid, State-based student aid in 31 states, Federally-funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

The law currently requires that only men register with Selective Service. In the event that the law is changed to include registering women, Selective Service is prepared to expand registration.

It’s important to know that even though he is registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.

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