APPEAL BOARD MEMBER APPOINTED
Antonio, Texas, April 27 --President Bill Clinton has
appointed San Antonio resident, Jane Haun Macon, to serve
on the National Appeal Board for the Selective Service System.
Macon, a local attorney, was sworn in by Selective Service
System Director Gil Coronado.
joins four other appointees who together form the five member
Board. They serve as the final authority in deciding claims
for certain classifications, such as conscientious objector,
hardship, and religious ministry, should a draft be reinstituted
by Congress and the President.
53, has been a resident of San Antonio for over 30 years and
is a partner with the local law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski,
L.L.P. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where
she received a bachelors degree in International Studies
and a doctorate of Jurisprudence. She was accepted into a
summer Spanish program at Verano Espanol in Madrid, Spain.
Macon, who is fluent in Spanish and Bengali, is a member of
various national, state, and local boards and is very active
in several legal and civic organizations. She has published
several articles and is the recipient of numerous honors,
including the Texas Business & Professional Women Annual
Conventions "Woman to Watch," June 1998.
Members receive approximately 12 hours of instructions over
a two-day period, focusing on intensive orientation to the
Selective Service System, the major duties and responsibilities
of the National Appeal Board Members, and the procedures they
would follow in a draft.
there has not been a military draft since 1973, the Selective
Service System and the registration requirement for America's
young men, provide our Nation with a structure and a system
of guidelines which will provide the most prompt, efficient,
and equitable draft possible, if the country should need it.
dedication of all Board Members assures that these young men
would receive a fair and effective classification process
by able, trained, and objective individuals should the need
for such a system arise," noted Director Coronado.
law requires virtually all male citizens, and non-citizens
residing in the U.S., to register with Selective Service within
30 days of turning 18. Late registrations are accepted, but
a man cannot register after reaching age 26. Failure to register
is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000, up to
five years in prison, or both. Moreover, men who fail to register
may be denied student financial aid, government jobs and job
training, and U.S. citizenship, for male immigrants seeking
Service System Deputy State Director of Texas