Selective Service System

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Is to outgrowth of extensive internal evaluations of Agency statutory responsibilities viewed in
light of new challenges, fiscal issues, and needs of Agency customers. Measurement of
the Agency’s institutional progress toward improvement in programmatic activities, service
to customers, and the prudent management of fiscal resources forms the basis for the
development of this plan.


To provide manpower to the armed forces in an emergency; and to run an Alternative Service Program for men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft.


For more than 50 years, Selective Service and the registration requirement for America's young men have served as a backup system to provide manpower to the U.S. Armed Forces.

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
On December 4th, 2009 Larry Romo was appointed by President Obama as the 12th Director of the Selective Service System. Because of his dynamic and results-oriented leadership
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Selective Service System 1940 flow chart

Selective Service System

Budget in 2014 is $23,000,000

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