[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2005]
[Pages 515-517]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


National Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22209-2425

Phone, 703-605-4000. Internet, www.sss.gov.
Director                                          William A. Chatfield
Deputy Director                                   S. Eric Benson
Chief of Staff                                    Ernest E. Garcia
Special Assistant                                 Carlo Verdino
General Counsel                                   Rudy Sanchez
Director for Mobilization                         Willie C. Blanding, 
Director for Public and Intergovernmental         Richard S. Flahavan
Director for Support Services                     Edward A. Blackadar, 
Director for Information Technology               Scott Campbell
Director for Financial Management                 William Reese

[For the Selective Service System statement of organization, see the 
        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 32, Part 1605]


The Selective Service System provides manpower to the Armed Forces in an 
emergency and operates an Alternative Service Program during a draft for 
men classified as conscientious objectors.

The Selective Service System was established by the Military Selective 
Service Act (50 U.S.C. app. 451-471a). The act requires the registration 
of male citizens of the United States and all other male persons who are 
in the United States and who are ages 18 to 26. The act exempts members 
of the active Armed Forces and nonimmigrant aliens. Proclamation 4771 of 
July 20, 1980, requires male persons born on or after January 1, 1960, 
and who have attained age 18 but have not attained age 26 to register. 
Registration is conducted at post offices within the United States, at 
U.S. embassies and consulates outside the United States, and online at 
    The act imposes liability for training and service in the Armed 
Forces upon registrants who are ages 18 to 26, except those who are 
exempt or deferred. Persons who have been deferred remain liable for 
training and service until age 35. Aliens are not liable for training 
and service until they have remained in the United States for more than 
1 year. Conscientious objectors who are found to be opposed to all 
service in the Armed Forces are required to perform civilian work in 
lieu of induction into the Armed Forces.
    The authority to induct registrants, including doctors and allied 
medical specialists, expired July 1, 1973.

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                                   Regional Offices--Selective Service System
                Region/Address                                      Director                         Telephone
North Chicago, IL (Suite 276, 2834 Green Bay    Thomas White....................................    847-688-7965
 Rd., 60064-9983).
Smyrna, GA (Suite 270, 2400 Lake Park Dr.,      Keith A. Scragg.................................    770-319-6036
Denver, CO (Suite 1014, 3401 Quebec St., 80207- Debbie Bielanski................................    720-941-1670

Sources of Information

Employment  Inquiries and applications should be directed to the 
Director, Selective Service System, Attn: SPT/HR, Arlington, VA 22209-
2425. Phone, 703-605-4056.
Procurement  Inquiries should be directed to the Director, Selective 
Service System, Attn: STP/LO, Arlington, VA 22209-2425. Phone, 703-605-
Publications  Selective Service regulations appear in chapter XVI of 
title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Requirements of Law  Persons desiring information concerning the 
requirements of the Military Selective Service Act should contact the 
National Headquarters of the Selective Service System. Phone, 703-605-

For further information, contact the Office of Public and 
Intergovernmental Affairs, Selective Service System, Arlington, VA 
22209-2425. Phone, 703-605-4100. Internet, www.sss.gov.