Vacant for Decades, US Now Filling Selective Service (Draft) Boards!
Post by Newsroom - Apr 16, 2017
The US federal government is filling empty Selective Service Board seats that have not been filled for decades.
A number of people around the US who filed applications years ago
to serve on their local Selective Service Board have been receiving notices they are approved. The letter instructs recipients they must attend a 2 day training session.
From Wikipedia, here's a definition of the local board:
A Selective Service local board is a group of five citizen volunteers appointed by the Director of Selective Service on behalf of the President, based on recommendations made by their respective state governors or an equivalent public official. These men and women play an important community role closely connected with our nation's defense.
If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 local boards throughout the United States, territories, and the District of Columbia would 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 widespread approval of Selective Service Board applicants makes some people believe a Draft is coming!
Per the Selective Service Act, Males ages 18-45 are subject to being Drafted but in practice, it would likely depend just how bad a war got.
For World War One, by the guidelines set down by the Selective Service Act, all males aged 21 to 30 were required to register for military service. At the request of the War Department, Congress amended the law in August 1918 to expand the age range to include all men 18 to 45, and to bar further volunteering.