is a brief overview of what would occur if the United States
returned to a draft:
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT AUTHORIZE
A crisis occurs which requires more
troops than the volunteer military can supply. Congress passes
and the President signs legislation which starts a draft.
A lottery based on birthdays determines
the order in which registered men are called up by Selective
Service. The first to be called, in a sequence determined
by the lottery, will be men whose 20th birthday falls during
that year, followed, if needed, by those aged 21, 22, 23,
24 and 25. 18-year-olds and those turning 19 would probably
not be drafted.
ALL PARTS OF SELECTIVE SERVICE ARE ACTIVATED
The Agency activates and orders
its State Directors and Reserve Forces Officers to report
for duty. See also Agency Structure.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND MORAL EVALUATION
Registrants with low lottery numbers
are ordered to report for a physical, mental, and moral evaluation
at a Military Entrance Processing Station to determine whether
they are fit for military service. Once he is notified of
the results of the evaluation, a registrant will be given
10 days to file a claim for exemption, postponement, or deferment.
See also Classifications.
LOCAL AND APPEAL BOARDS ACTIVATED AND
INDUCTION NOTICES SENT
and Appeal Boards will process registrant claims. Those who
pass the military evaluation will receive induction orders.
An inductee will have 10 days to report to a local Military
Entrance Processing Station for induction.
FIRST DRAFTEES ARE INDUCTED
According to current plans, Selective
Service must deliver the first inductees to the military within
193 days from the onset of a crisis.