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Retired Navy Commander Greg Adinolfi Sworn In as Maryland Selective Service State Director

Retired Navy Commander Greg Adinolfi Sworn In as Maryland Selective Service State Director

Today, retired senior U.S. Naval officer and Commander, Greg Adinolfi was sworn in as the Maryland State Director of Selective Service System by acting Director Craig T. Brown. Commander Adinolfi, who has served as Maryland’s Selective Service director since April 2020, was nominated for this leadership position by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. The swearing-in ceremony, which was initially delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, was held this morning at the National Headquarters of the Selective Service System.

“Serving our country in the U.S. Navy made me who I am today and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Maryland’s State Director and contribute to the mission of the Selective Service in support of the Department of Defense and its commitment to defending America,” Commander Adinolfi said. “Working with the community, it is our responsibility to make sure young men, ages 18 to 25, across our state understand the federal requirement and register for the draft.”

Before becoming State Director in 2020, Commander Adinolfi was a Reserve Service Officer attached to Selective Service System where he vetted and trained citizens of Maryland to become Local Board Members.

Director Brown said, “Commander Adinolfi is a true leader, who has made a lasting impression on us all as Maryland State Director. We are thrilled to have him on our team and we look forward to working with him for years to come to make sure young men and their families are informed about the draft registration requirement and why it is so important to military readiness and defending America.”

Commander Adinolfi, who has built a distinguished private sector career with Verizon Communications, also completed two deployments to the Middle East as a Surface Warfare Officer after being called back to active duty while in the Navy Reserve. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a business degree in 1984 and earned his Master’s certificate from George Washington University. He currently resides in Westminster, MD with his wife, Christine.

Acting Director Craig Brown standing on the left, Greg Adinolfi standing to the right holding framed certificate in front of flags.

Federal law requires all male citizens, as well as male non-citizens residing in the U.S., to register with Selective Service 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 federally funded benefits, educational benefits, job training, government employment, and U.S. citizenship for male immigrants.