Selective Service Registration Requirements

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  1. John41057

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    All male US citizens, and male immigrants residing in the US ages 18 to 25 years old, must register within 30 days of turning 18. This means that you can register up to 30 days before or after your 18th birthday - a 60 day window. It violates the law if you fail to register, so if you're late, do register as soon as possible. I assume our DS will need to do this when he turns 18 this December even though he is going to the USAFA.
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    John
     
  2. kdc246

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    Yes, he should. We accidentally forgot to remind DS to do this during this past summer. Graduation was on his birthday, so it was kind of a crazy time. I-day was a short few weeks later. Even though he had already inprocessed with USAFA, they still sent a reminder letter with a very short suspense this fall. Government agencies do not communicate with each other. Lesson learned, we will not forget with DS#2.
     
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    Selective Service

    Thanks, I just thought about this as he is getting near his BD.
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    John
     
  4. Stealth_81

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    Those attending service academies are exempt from registering. Since your son is turning 18 soon it would still be a good idea to register since he still has 6 months to go before BCT. Our son turned 18 just a week before I-Day and didn't have to register.

    Selective Service - Who Must Register

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  5. Luigi59

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    Close.

    Those attending military academies are exempt from registering. :wink:

    USMMA Midshipman must still register.
     
  6. Roadking

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    DS turned 18 recently and has not registered yet (he and his parents totally forgot about this requirement). DS has an LOA for USMA and he is hopeful/confident of receiving an appointment. That being said, should he register for selective service or just hold off? Can he register on-line? Thanks.
     
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    He can register on line and it only takes a few minutes. I can see no reason not to do it.
     
  8. kdc246

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    Yes, DS is exempt, but he still had to fill out the forms. Even though your DS may be exempt, I believe they still have to fill out the forms. There is a box that needs to be checked stating that they are at a service academy. If I remember correctly, they had to get a statement (form) from either their AMT or AOC (USAFA) verifying that they were indeed at the Academy. Now, this was off of the form they sent DS. Online procedures are probably different.
     
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    And for those out there; like my son; who were still 17 when they entered the academy; no, you don't have to register. You will already be in the military, so there's nothing to register for. Same with those 17 going in enlisted. If you are active duty on your 18th birthday, don't worry about it.
     

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