The Selective Service System is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on their local board. 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 registrants circumstances and beliefs.
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 interested in serving as a local Board member, you may apply online for an application package. Some requirements to be a board member are that they be:
- U.S. Citizen
- 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
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 5-hour training session and then participate in annual training in which they review sample cases similar to real-life situations.
For local board member information and application requests click here.
CONTACT:Kathy Green, Selective Service System program analyst
(720) 941-1670 x108