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    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) DeWayne Wells Sworn in as the First African American Louisiana Selective Service State Director

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) DeWayne Wells was sworn in as the Louisiana Selective Service State Director by U.S. Selective Service Acting Director Craig T. Brown. He is the first African American to serve in this position. Wells was nominated by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and appointed by Brown. Major General Keith Waddell, the Adjutant General for the Louisiana National Guard...

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    Stephen Keim Sworn in as Montana’s State Director

    Stephen M. Keim, Lt. Col. (Ret.) was sworn in on July 22, 2021, as the Montana Selective Service State Director by the Agency’s Region III Director, Steven Kett, Col. (Ret).  He was nominated by Governor Greg Gianforte and appointed by Acting Selective Service Director Craig Brown. Keim replaces former State Director William D. Cooper, Montana Army National Guard Command (MTANG)...

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    Denise Rohan Sworn in as Wisconsin’s First Female State Director

    Denise Rohan was sworn in as Wisconsin’s Selective Service State Director by U.S. Selective Service Acting Director for Operations, Thomas Kenney.  Remarks were made by Brigadier General Joane K. Mathews – Wisconsin’s first female general in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.  Rohan was nominated for this position by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and was appointed by former Selective Service Director,...

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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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