Selective Service Registration

Agency Mission

The mission of the Selective Service System is:

  • to provide manpower to the armed forces in an emergency; and
  • to run an Alternative Service Program for men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft.

Selective Service would provide manpower to the military by conducting a draft using a list of young men’s names gathered through the Selective Service registration process. Virtually all men – ages 18 through 25 – must register. Only if there is high compliance with this law, will a future draft be fair and equitable. The obligation of a man to register is imposed by the Military Selective Service Act, which establishes and governs the operations of the Selective Service System.

PLEASE NOTE: A valid Social Security Number is required for online registration.

Go to to register. Contact the Federal Benefits to request a Social Security Number.