Selective Service Registration

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  1. truenorth

    truenorth Member

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    Reading the news about whether to require women to register for the draft upon reaching their 18th birthday, same as men, got me thinking.

    For candidates who are offered and accept appointments to the USNA, but who do not turn 18 until late in the school year....in this case while midshipmen...how does that work? Do they not have to register? Just wondering.
     
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  2. MABlue

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    If the candidate turned 18 while already a Midshipman at USNA, wouldn't they already be on active duty? I believe you are active duty starting on I-Day
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Just register if you're a male.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Just register if you're a male.
     
  5. Cerberi

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    You need to register whether you are active duty or at USNA or on a ROTC. 18 year old American male is the requirement.

    Many a cadet/mid finds out they are ineligible for something because they didn't register. I think even the passport application process requires you to be able to say you registered

    It is a painless process

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    Also explains potential ramifications for not registering. And it's the government so 'No' having a proper military ID will not help you explain away to a license branch clerk why you should still be able to get your driver's license renewed
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Being registered with the SSS will come up thought out your life.
     
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  7. Year2020

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    DO NOT USE THAT LINK ABOVE IT IS A SCAM!
    https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration
    always go to a .gov site. Never give you SS#
    Unless you see a "s" after http .... The link here is the government link.
    Any male who is 18 should register. It's easy and it's online follow the prompts.
     
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  8. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    Obviously it's a good idea to register anyway, but SSS.gov specifically states that "Those attending the service academies do not have to register." They further state in the chart that cadets/mids at big 3 SAs and CGA do NOT have to register, but mids at USMMA and ROTC do.

    Still a good idea to register.
     
  9. AF6872

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    Just fill out the damned thing. It has been about fifty years since they even looked at it. Painless and just another garbage requirement. I have never been asked if I registered even during my enlistment. LTS . Where might it come up, just wondering?
     
  10. ca2midwestmom

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    At least in Kansas, all males 16-26 yrs old applying for a state driver's license/state ID must consent to the DMV sending in their information to the SSS before they are issued a license/ID. If under 18, nothing is done with the info by the SSS until the male turns 18. Not sure if there are other states that do this. It's likely a lot of males (in KS) have no idea they've registered for selective service.
     
  11. Row2020

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    He just sent in the forms for voter registration. He is turns 18 2 days prior the national election (he is psyched that he will be able to vote.) I may be mistaken but I believe that there was a box to check on the voter registration to simultaneously register for SS.
     
  12. Sledge

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    You can register within the 6-month period prior to your 18th birthday.

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  13. Norfolk63

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    Pretty sure the SA / ROTC app process automatically enrolls the Candidate for SS. DS received his confirmation in the mail without completing the SS app. (USNA + NROTC apps completed over summer, turned 18 in Nov).
     
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  14. truenorth

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    Thanks, Norfolk. That is the precise info I was seeking.
     
  15. iMom

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    My son was in the same situation, so I went to the FAQs at the sss.gov site:

    "My son just turned 18 and will be attending the United States Naval Academy in the fall. He just received a registration reminder letter. Does he need to register?


    If a young man turns 18 at any time prior to actually attending one of the service academies (like the U.S. Naval Academy), he is required to register. If he turns 18 while attending, he does not have to register. If he leaves the Academy and active military duty prior to his 26th birthday, he will be required to register then."

    I thought it was quite ironic that it specifically answers the exact question we're all asking. I guess that's why it's an FAQ! ;)

    https://www.sss.gov/QA
     
  16. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    If you ever want a federal job you'll need to be registered (or have a waiver). Service in the military doesn't satisfy that requirement.
     
  17. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It is better to error on the side of registering than not to. What happens if one separates from USNA...registering for selective service isn't probably going to be the first thing on anyone's mind. I see absolutely no harm in registering.
     
  18. strakerak

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    Just register and get it over with. It's the law. My school counselor made sure of it for me as well.
     

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