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    Selective Service System Best Places to Work Scores Increase a Second Year in a Row

    The U.S. Selective Service System’s (SSS) Best Places to Work in the Federal Government employee engagement score, measuring employee satisfaction with their jobs and organization, increased to 81.3 in 2020, a 32.6 percent increase from its 2019 score.  Overall, the 2020 government-wide score is 69 out of 100.  The employee engagement score is calculated by the Partnership for Public Service...

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    Ruth A. Irwin, BG (Ret.) Sworn in as First Female Delaware State Director

      Brigadier General (Ret.) Ruth A. Irwin was sworn in on June 25, 2021, to serve as the Delaware State Director by Selective Service System Acting Director, Craig T. Brown, and was nominated by Delaware Governor John Carney. ­­This was a momentous occasion for the State of Delaware and the Agency, as General Irwin is the first woman to serve...

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    Celebrating Selective Service’s 104th Anniversary

    On May 18th, 2021, the Selective Service Acting Director Craig Brown laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Selective Service and to honor General Lewis Blaine Hershey, whose pivotal role in the Agency aided in the development of the Selective Service mission. The Selective Service has advanced considerably from its original conception, and...

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    Selective Service Co-Chairs Public Service Recognition Week

    Selective Service is honored to be a co-chair of this year’s Public Service Recognition Week 2021. Join us in celebrating the work of the valued civil servants who dedicate themselves to our country’s progress—from working in local communities to running state and federal programs to exploring our planets. These steadfast public servants are the researchers, scientists and legislators we trust...

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    “Be the Man” Registration Awareness Campaign Receives IAC Best in Show Award

    The U.S. Selective Service System (SSS) was recently recognized by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. (WMA) as winner of the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) award for Best Government Online Video campaign, Best of Show Online Video campaign for its public service announcements (PSAs). The SSS Awareness Campaign was developed to inform men 18 through 25 about the registration requirement.  It...

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    Bruce J. Host Sworn In As Florida State Director

    Colonel Bruce J. Host, USAF, Ret., was recommended by the Florida Department of Military Affairs and appointed by the Director of the U.S. Selective Service System, Director Donald M. Benton, on January 13, 2021, to serve as the Selective Service System (SSS) Florida State Director. Host replaces former State Director Douglas Maddox, Jr., in his role as liaison between the...

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