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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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    “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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