What is Selective Service System?

The Selective Service System is an agency under the authority of the Executive Branch of the federal government. The U.S. President appoints and the U.S. Senate confirms the agency’s director. Its legislative authority is the Military Selective Service Act.

What is the mission of the Selective Service System?

There is a two part mission. First is to deliver untrained manpower to the armed forces in the time of emergency as determined by the Department of Defense. The second part is to administer an alternative service program for conscientious objectors.

Who must register?

All male U.S. citizens must register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service may accept a late registration, but not after a man has reached his 26th birthday.  Male immigrants living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25 must also register, regardless of their legal…


How do I register?

The easiest and fastest way for a man who has a valid social security number to register is to register online. Registration may also be done at most high schools or any United States Post Office. For more information and for males who have a social security number and wish to register online, please visit…