STATEMENT ON RECENT COURT CASES PERTAINING TO WOMEN AND SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION
As an independent agency of the Executive Branch, the Selective Service System does not make policy and follows the law as written. As such, until Congress amends the Military Selective Service Act or the Judiciary orders Selective Service to change our standard operating procedure, the following remains in effect:
(1) Men between ages 18 and 25 are required to register with Selective Service; and
(2) Women are not required to register with Selective Service.
If Selective Service is directed by Congress or the Supreme Court to include women in the registration process, we will implement the ordered changes in a timely fashion.
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MILITARY, NATIONAL, AND PUBLIC SERVICE
The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was established in late 2017 with the mission of exploring methods of increasing volunteerism and public service, in addition to reviewing the Selective Service System and registration, including the possibility of registering women and modifying other elements of Selective Service registration. The Commission’s final report and recommendations to Congress are due in March of 2020.
The National Commission’s website can be found at the following link: