Selective Service System

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Noun1.Selective Service System - an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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Peter DeFazio, believe the Selective Service System is no longer necessary and a waste of taxpayers' money.
As discussed in the popular press, Vice President Dick Cheney's first daughter, Elizabeth, was born 9 mo 2 d after the Selective Service System announced that childless married men were to be drafted (Boston Globe 2000; Slate Chatterbox 2004).
Then courts will be free to establish a new line of precedents distinct and separate from the Selective Service system cases.
412 LARKIN Makes registration with the selective service system by persons required to do so by federal law a precondition for the award of state-sponsored financial aid for higher education; directs the department of education and the New York state higher education services corporation to jointly promulgate rules to implement this requirement; explicitly exempts females as long as they are not required to register with the selective services system under federal law; directs educational institutions to inform male applicants of such requirement.
Twenty-eight million dollars has been added to the Selective Service System budget to prepare for military conscription which could, if approved, begin operation as early as June 2005.
Some suggested tying a registration drive with the call for seniors to return Selective Service System cards.
But the military failed to meet recruitment goals and, with the Cold War emerging, Congress established the Selective Service System on July 1, 1948.
59) Between 1964 and 1973, the Selective Service System classified 310,199 registrants as conscientious objectors.
He organized numerous draft board raids during the war in which peace activists would enter Selective Service System offices to destroy records of draft-eligible men.
Selective Service System registration file of potential young male draft candidates
Lewis Hershey, director of the Selective Service System, provided detailed testimony about the 18 percent of men who had been rejected for induction because of severe mental illnesses and the additional 14 percent who had been rejected because of mental deficiency; thus, one-third of America's potential fighting force was ineligible because of medical problems affecting their brains.

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