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    “Be the Man” Registration Awareness Campaign Receives Highest Ranked Award

    The Selective Service System was recently recognized among more than 2,500 entries for its ‘Be the Man’ Public Service Announcement (PSA) Awareness Campaign to inform men 18 through 25 about the registration requirement. The agency received a Platinum Award in the Video Production PSA campaign category from AVA Digital Awards. Platinum is the highest ranked award. The Agency’s four new...

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    Selective Service Attends the 51st Annual National Federation of High Schools’ Athletic Directors’ Virtual Conference

    The National Federation of High Schools’ (NFHS) National Athletic Directors Conference was held virtually from December 7-14, 2020. The conference is designed to provide networking opportunities, professional development, and resources for coaches and athletic directors around the country. Participants were able to watch keynotes from high profile speakers like former NFL player and coach and current play-by-play analyst Tony Dungy...

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    The Year of Alternative Service

    Last year, the Selective Service System set out to highlight the Alternative Service Program (ASP) during the “Year of Alternative Service”. The vision was to increase overall awareness of the ASP and build a network of approved civilian employers for Conscientious Objectors. Though 2020 has proved to be a challenging year with the current COVID-19 pandemic weighing heavily on the...

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    RSM Attends YouthBuild Memphis

      Major Isaac Wright, USAFR Commander AR 2-3 presented at the YouthBuild Memphis Outreach Meeting on July 10, 2020 in Memphis, TN on behalf of Selective Service.  YouthBuild Memphis is a 501(c)(3) organization with multiple years of experience helping young people rebuild their lives. Their program provides an opportunity to earn a high school diploma or high school equivalent while...

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    National Commission Multi-Year Study Affirms the Nation Needs to Maintain the Selective Service

    On the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service released its final report.  The 255-page document containing 49 recommendations recapped the Commission’s efforts from the past two and a half-year analysis studying the Selective Service, registration, and methods of generating greater interest in military, national and public service.  The Commission stated that...

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    Covid-19 Outbreak Agency Protocols

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Selective Service has been placed in telework status.  The call center will be available, however, please expect delays in the processing of your calls.  There will also be delays in the processing of mail. Online Registration and Verification will still be available.  If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail, call 1-847-688-6888,...

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