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AGENCY STRUCTURE 


Map of the U.S. split into the regions of Selective Service with labels for the headquarters

  Region Three. Please Click on this area to learn more about it. Selective Service National Headquarters. Please Click on this area to learn more about it. Region One. Please Click on this area to learn more about it. Region Two. Please Click on this area to learn more about it. Data Mangement Center. Please Click on this area to learn more about it.

Please click on an area of the map or one of the following links:

National Headquarters, DMC, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3.

The Selective Service System's structure consists of the National Headquarters, Data Management Center, and three Region Headquarters, with 124 full-time employees authorized.

Also part of Selective Service is a field structure of military Reservists and civilian volunteer board members. Each state, the four U.S. territories (Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), District of Columbia, and New York City also have a state director. Selective Service's Reservists, board members, and state directors are the agency's standby components. They serve part-time for the agency, remaining trained and ready to be called into service in the event of a draft.

BACKGROUND

Six regions were established in 1981, after the Selective Service System was revitalized. In August 1994, they were consolidated to form the three regions shown on the above map. The region headquarters are responsible for keeping the local boards within their jurisdictions at full strength. In addition, they coordinate training of all board members. Selective Service has more than 2,000 local and appeal boards, comprised of approximately 11,000 volunteer civilian board members nationwide. In the event of a draft, local and appeal boards would be mobilized to form the "backbone" of Selective Service. Board members would decide draft deferments, postponements, and exemptions based upon claims filed by the young men who are selected for induction.

The regions also administer and conduct the training of hundreds of Reserve Force Officers (RFOs) assigned to Selective Service in their regions. The Selective Service System has about 150 National Guard and Reserve officers authorized. They are members of every branch of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, with the exception of the Air National Guard. RFOs perform 48 drills and two weeks of annual training per year. This part-time cadre of military officers is paid by the respective military service component; however, the individual services are reimbursed for most costs incurred, including RFO travel, pay, and benefit expenses. The reservists’ jobs are to train and be ready in the case of a return to the draft, to assist in improving on-time registration of young men in America’s communities, and to conduct training for board members. In the event of a draft, RFOs would open and staff more than 400 Selective Service area offices, be assigned to state headquarters, and serve as liaison officers at Military Entrance Processing Stations. RFO assignments and activities are controlled by each region headquarters.


Blue Triangle National Headquarters - National Headquarters personnel provide leadership, administrative and technical support to the agency. They also plan and develop new methods to make a future draft fair and equitable.

Number of Employees: 
49 full-time employees authorized

Address:
Selective Service System
National Headquarters
Arlington, VA 22209-2425

Director: Donald M. Benton


Blue Triangle Data Management Center - Agency employees at the Data Management Center process the registration materials sent in by young men who register.

Number of Employees:
48 full-time employees authorized

Address:
Selective Service System
P.O. Box 94638
Palatine, IL 60094-4638

Manager: Nicole F. Harris


Region I - serves as a base of operations for the agency's field structure in the northeastern and midwestern portions of the United States, including New York City and Chicago. Covers 16 states and the District of Columbia.

Number of Employees:
9 full-time employees authorized
18 state directors, intermittent employees
60 part-time reservists
3,620 volunteer local board members authorized

Address:
Selective Service System
Region I
North Chicago, IL 60064-9983

Region Manager: Thomas J. Kenney


Region II - serves as a base of operations for the agency's field structure in the southeastern and south central portions of the United States, including Houston, Miami, and Atlanta. Covers 13 states and 2 territories.

Number of Employees:
9 full-time employees authorized
15 state directors, intermittent employees
58 part-time reservists
3,410 volunteer local board members authorized

Address:
Selective Service System
Region II
Marietta, GA 30069-5010 

Region Manager: Carlos M. Perez


Region III - serves as a base of operations for the Agency's field structure in the western part of the United States, including Los Angeles and Denver. Covers 21 states and 2 territories.

Number of Employees:
9 full-time employees authorized
23 state directors, intermittent employees
57 part-time reservists
3,315 volunteer local board members authorized

Address:
Selective Service System
Region III
Denver, CO 80207-2323

Region Manager: John J. Wilber