you for your interest in the Selective Service System. The
following information is provided to give you a brief overview
of the Selective Service System in general, and the Board
Member Program specifically. This publication will not attempt
to describe the many facets of board functions and operations.
A thorough training program has been developed for this purpose
and, if you are selected, will be provided to you at a later
The Selective Service System is an independent Agency within
the Executive Branch of the Federal government. The legislation
under which the Agency operates is the Military Selective
Service Act (MSSA).
The MSSA, along with its implementing regulations, provides
that the structure of the Agency include a National Headquarters,
a State Headquarters in each state, and one each for New York
City, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin
Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The current structure of the Selective Service System also
includes three Region Headquarters. The National Headquarters
and Region Headquarters make up the contingency of full-time
employees of Selective Service. See Figure 1