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Mr. William Ulmschneider Sworn in as Rhode Island State Director for Selective Service

Mr. William Ulmschneider Sworn in as Rhode Island State Director for Selective Service

Rosslyn, VA: Today, longtime business executive and retired U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel William Ulmschneider was sworn in as the Rhode Island State Director for the Selective Service System (SSS) by Region I Director Thomas Kenney. Mr. Ulmschneider was recommended for this leadership position by Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee and appointed by Selective Service acting Director Joel C. Spangenberg. Today’s ceremony was held this morning at Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich, RI.

Selective Service Acting Director Spangenberg said, “We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Ulmschneider join our team. He brings a business marketing know-how to the job and his decades of service as an officer with the U.S. Army National Guard will allow him to contribute immediately to our mission. He will collaborate closely with the State of Rhode Island to strengthen the Selective Service System’s readiness capabilities statewide.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity to continue to serve our nation and the State of Rhode Island with the Selective Service System. I look forward to doing all I can to ensure Rhode Island is positioned to support the Selective Service System and this important mission in the interest of national security,” said Mr. Ulmschneider.

Mr. Ulmschneider served 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. He has held numerous command and staff positions during his service and retired as a Senior Army Aviator and pilot of AH-F Cobra and UH-1 Iroquois helicopters.

In addition to his military service, Mr. Ulmschneider built a distinguished career in the private sector with medical imaging and technology industries, as a leading executive in business management, accounting, operations, and global sales. He currently works for Fluent Wave BV, a leading global company specializing in digital x-ray imaging products.

Mr. Ulmschneider earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Management and Accounting and his master’s in business administration from the University of Rhode Island. He lives with his wife, Kendra, in South Kingstown, RI.




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