At the National level, the Selective Service System's (SSS) mission is 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. In order to execute this mission at the State level, the SSS requires volunteer board members that would preside over a military draft board in a time of military crisis or national emergency.
The Selective Service System within the state of Michigan is made up of approximately 370 volunteers. Our Board Members are Presidentially-appointed citizen volunteers and serve their local community by protecting the rights of those individuals by ensuring that young men who are drafted are able to serve their country, and those with lawful and legitimate reasons for not being drafted are not inducted into the U.S. military. While these positions are indeed prestigious and important, the commitment is quite minimal. Once appointed, Board Members are required to complete online training on an annual basis. Only 4-8 hours per year is required of our volunteers as they stand trained and ready.
I encourage you to visit our national website at www.sss.gov to learn more about the organization and give me a call to learn more about open positions in your community.