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Mr. Peter R. Allen Sworn in as Washington State Director for Selective Service

Mr. Peter R. Allen Sworn in as Washington State Director for Selective Service

Rosslyn, VA: Today, retired U.S. Postal Service (USPS) senior executive and Marine Corps veteran Peter R. Allen was sworn in as the Washington State Director for the Selective Service System by acting Director of Selective Service Joel C. Spangenberg. Mr. Allen was recommended for this leadership position by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and appointed by acting Director Spangenberg. The swearing-in ceremony was held this morning at Camp Murray in Tacoma, WA.

Acting Director Spangenberg said, “Mr. Allen brings a wealth of Federal government and military experience to this important role, including several years of service as an executive leader.  We are fortunate to have him join our Agency. He will lead efforts to strengthen Selective Service System readiness capabilities statewide in coordination with Washington state, county, and local officials.”

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as Washington State Director for the Selective Service and support the Agency’s important mission by ensuring that the system we have in place is fair and equitable for all should America ever return to conscription in response to a national emergency,” said Mr. Allen.

In addition to his military service, Mr. Allen most recently served as a contract investigator with the National Equal Employment Opportunity Investigative Service Office within USPS. Prior to his investigative work, he built a distinguished 15-year career in Federal service with the USPS, serving in multiple senior executive positions, including District Manager and Operations Support Manager. Today, Mr. Allen is a real estate broker in Skagit County, WA.

Mr. Allen graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He subsequently completed an executive education program at Dartmouth College and is an honors graduate from the Elgin Community College paralegal program in Illinois. He lives with his wife, Nancy, in Anacortes, WA.





Federal law requires all male citizens, as well as male non-citizens residing in the U.S., to register with Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. At 26, a man becomes too old to register. Those who do not comply are ineligible for numerous benefits, including state-level student financial aid, federal job training and employment, and U.S. citizenship for male immigrants.

The Selective Service System seeks volunteers to serve on its Local Boards and as State Resource Volunteers. Interested citizen-volunteers can apply at