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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Sixteen million of draft-age men, meaning those who were covered by the Selective Service System, escaped military service by a variety of legal and illegal means.
The term 'draft dodging' is a characterization that does not reflect any legal category, but rather somebody's view of the assiduousness and honesty with which a draft registrant seeks to avoid service," Michael Tigar, a professor of law emeritus at Duke Law School and the author of an analysis on the Selective Service System, (http://www.
Because of physical differences that will not change, the Selective Service System would have to divert scarce time and resources to evaluate and train thousands of women just to find the small percentage who might be minimally qualified for fighting units such as the infantry.
This petition is made to you in order to avoid injustice and unnecessary litigation in the courts which would be burdensome to both me and the Selective Service System.
Instead, we urge both organizations, consistent with the church's respect for individual decisions made in good conscience, to call for abolition of the Selective Service System.
This prompted the Selective Service System to immediately post the following notice on its website: "While there has been talk recently about women in combat, there has been NO decision to require females to register with Selective Service, or be subject to a future military draft.
Wright presently serves as a local board member of the US Selective Service System, Morris County Chapter.
In 1980 the United States reinstated the Selective Service System in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Selective Service System this summer sent military draft registration orders to 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897.
Still, fathers remained exempt, even as the Selective Service System eased its standards a bit to induct "less well-qualified men.
Cox was also the Assistant Director of the Selective Service System, Director of Management Services for the U.
Cuccinelli's arguments, the judges said, then states could pass laws refusing to allow its residents to participate in Social Security or the Selective Service System, said Mr.

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