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Last Updated on Mar 28, 2013 at 12:01pm | Board of Commissioners

Become a Selective Service System Local Board Member

The Selective Service System wants to hear from men and women in the community who might be willing to serve as members of local draft boards. Local Board Members are uncompensated volunteers who play an important community role closely connected with our Nation's defense. If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 Local and Appeal Boards throughout America would decide which young men in each community receive deferments, postponements or exemptions from military service, based on Federal guidelines.

A position is currently open for a resident of Garrett County.

Prospective Board Members must be citizens of the United States, at least 18 years old, registered with Selective Service (if men), not be an employee of any law enforcement occupation, not be an active or retired member of the Armed Forces and not have been convicted for any criminal offense. Once identified as qualified candidates for appointment, they are recommended by the Governor and appointed by the Director of Selective Service, who acts on behalf of the President in making the appointments. Each new member receives 5 hours of initial training after appointment, followed by 2 hours of annual training for as long as he or she remains in the position. They may serve in Board Member positions up to a total of 20 years, if desired.

If you believe you meet the standards of Selective Service Board Membership and wish to be considered for an appointment, please contact Region 1 Headquarters at 847-688-4540, or visit