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Past Directors of the Selective Service

Lawrence G. Romo

Former Director Lawrence G. Romo

December 4, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Appointed by President Barack Obama

William A. Chatfield

Former Director William A. Chatfield

November 29, 2004 – May 29, 2009
Appointed by President George W. Bush

Alfred V. Rascon

Former Director Alfred V. RasconMay 24, 2001 – January 2, 2003
Appointed by President George W. Bush

Gil Coronado

Former Director Gil CoronadoOctober 7, 1994 – May 23, 2001
Appointed by President Bill Clinton

Robert W. Gambino

Former Director Robert W. GambinoMarch 8, 1991 – January 31, 1994
Appointed by President George Bush

Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.

Former Director Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.December 18, 1987 – March 7, 1991
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan

Thomas K. Turnage

Former Director Thomas K. TurnageOctober 30, 1981 – March 23, 1986
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan

Dr. Bernard D. Rostker

Former Director Dr. Bernard D. RostkerNovember 26, 1979 – July 31, 1981
Appointed by President Jimmy Carter

Byron V. Pepitone

Former Director Byron V. PepitoneApril 2, 1973 – July 31, 1977
Appointed by President Richard M. Nixon

Dr. Curtis W. Tarr

Former Director Dr. Curtis W. TarrApril 6, 1970 – May 1, 1972
Appointed by President Richard M. Nixon

Lewis B. Hershey

Former Director Lewis B. HersheyJuly 31, 1941 – February 15, 1970
Appointed by President F.D. Roosevelt

Dr. Clarence B. Dykstra

Former Director Dr. Clarence B. DykstraOctober 15, 1940 – April 1, 1941
Appointed by President F.D. Roosevelt