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News Archive

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    Message from the Director: Honoring Veterans Across America

    Each year on November 11th we recognize Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform. We honor and celebrate veterans from generations past and present. It’s a time for reflection and recognition of all those who have served and sacrificed. Many, many patriots have given their lives so we may continue to enjoy...

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    Mr. Benton’s First Days as Director

    One of Mr. Benton’s first actions as Director of Selective Service System was to have an “All Hands” meeting with all employees to introduce himself and to thank everyone for the warm SSS welcome that he received. He told the employees that he was honored and humbled to be the agency’s new Director and stressed the importance of the Selective...

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    Selective Service Act Anniversary

    This month is the 100th year anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson signing the Selective Service Act. Shown below is an excellent article written by Mr. Jerome Greer Chandler, titled "Selective Service System is Guardian at the Gate" and reprinted with permission from the VFW. Its is also published in the May, 2017 issue of the VFW magazine. Click here to...

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    Donald M. Benton Appointed Director of the U.S. Selective Service System

    (Arlington, VA)  Mr. Donald M. Benton was sworn in April 13, 2017, by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., at the Supreme Court to become the 13th Director of the U.S. Selective Service System. He was accompanied by his wife, several family members, and administration officials as he took the oath of office on his family’s 120-year-old bible. “As the...

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    World War I Draft Lottery Bowl

    The Minnesota Historical Center in St. Paul recently unveiled their new World War I (WWI) Exhibit. One of the highlights of the exhibit is the original Draft Lottery Bowl used during WWI draft lotteries. Mr. Adam J. Copp, Acting Deputy Director, accompanied by Mr. Brian McHugh, Public Affairs Specialist, were in attendance for the opening. Mr. Copp addressed the audience...

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    Mr. Adam J. Copp joined the Selective Service System as the Associate Director for Operations

    Mr. Adam J. Copp joined the Selective Service System as the Associate Director for Operations during March 2016.  A career-member of the Senior Executive Service, he is responsible for the development and implementation of agency plans, policies, programs, and operations designed to fulfill U.S. Armed Forces manpower requirements in the event of a national emergency and for the management of...

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