Security forms & SSS

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  1. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    So I am working on filling out these clearance forms so I can have network access once the academic year starts, but ran into a problem.

    The form asks for my selective service number.

    I am still 17 (and will be until into the academic year) and have not registered with the SSS yet.

    The below quote says that SA attendees do not have to register. However, if I don't register how do I fill out this security paperwork correctly?

    -https://www.sss.gov/FSwho.htm


    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. InterestedRetiree

    InterestedRetiree LCDR USNR-R

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    Are there general instructions for filling out the form, or specific instructions for this question, that address what you should do if a question does not apply to you? These types of forms generally have very specific instructions to cover all options.

    Usually it will instruct you to use NA or N/A (not applicable). That assures that you didn't just miss the question.
     
  3. 2BoyzMom

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    My DS was also 17 at the time he filled out the paperwork and he put "No" in box 14b (have you registered with SS) and the reason was "not 18 years of age".

    That was sufficient. Good Luck :thumb:
     
  4. freedomtruck

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    In the Instructions for SF-86 pdf from the West Point portal, it says:

    If you are a male, age 18 or older, you should have, by law, registered with Selective Service. Please find your registration number at www.sss.gov and annotate it on the form. You will be able to register for Selective Service on this same website if you have not registered yet.

    So I guess if you are 18 and going to an SA, you still have to register?
     
  5. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    Even those going into one of the SA's or enlisting have to register with Selective Service. I think there's some type of punishment if you're 18 and you enter the military without registering.... it's probably just a lot of red tape to wade through
     
  6. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    If you are 18 before R-day, yes you do by law have to register. My predicament however is that I will not be 18 until we get into the academic year.
     
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    go online and register now and it will be done. you just need to register by the time you are 18. both my sons did before 18th b-day.
     
  8. 2BoyzMom

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    But by the time you turn 18 you will already be in the military. (My DS completed his security paperwork before he was 18, then turned 18 in May and went to R-day in June).

    So do you still have to register with selective service if you are already a member of the military??? I didn't think so, but I could be wrong. To the best of my knowledge DS never registered after he turned 18 because there was no need since he was going into in the military in a month (and we forgot).

    Now I'm confused:confused:

    Can anyone with experience clarify?
     
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  9. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    As the below quote states from the selective service website, no, you do not have to register if you are younger than 18 on the day you enter the military (R-day). But if I don't register before R-day, I thought I may have problems filling out the security clearance forms. As stated above, it looks like you can register early, before you turn 18 (what I'll probably do now.... oh well. so much for being the only one of my friends who didn't have to register:rolleyes:) or you can put "no" in box 14b.

     

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