Local Board Member - Selective Service System
Selective Service System
Even though there is no draft today, we must be ready in case a national emergency requires Selective Service to provide additional personnel to augment our volunteer U.S. Armed Forces.
Local board members are citizen volunteers appointed by the Director of the Selective Service System, on behalf of the U.S. President, and recommend by the Governor.
Local board members play an important role closely connected with our nation’s defense. If a military draft becomes necessary, local boards would decide who among the young men in their community will receive deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service.
The Selective Service System is always looking for men and women in the community willing to volunteer as local board members. PLUS - you get a Presidential Appointment!
If you are interested or have any further questions, contact the Selective Service at: Roland.Ashbyjr@sss.gov, or visit the Selective Service web site at www.sss.gov
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Selective Service System
2837 Green Bay Road, Ste 276, North Chicago, IL 60064, US
An important component of the Selective Service System is its citizen volunteers who make up the local boards, district and national appeal boards, and the State Resource volunteers who help spread awareness about a man’s requirement to register. Volunteer board members are all chosen using a set of guidelines, ensuring that the most competent individuals for the job are appointed, while all are welcome to become State Resource volunteers.
The Selective Service System is an independent agency within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government. The Director of Selective Service is appointed by the President of the United States. Selective Service is not part of the Department of Defense. Our Vision: We are a trusted, actively engaged National Defense partner, and the sole source of conscripted talent for national security in the event of a national emergency. Our Mission: To register men and maintain a system that, when authorized by the President and Congress, rapidly provides personnel in a fair and equitable manner while managing an alternative service program for conscientious objectors.