The Selective Service is used to collect names of eligible men should a national emergency require rapid expansion of the Armed Forces.
Registering with the Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military. It also does not mean that you will be drafted. No one has been drafted since 1973! This takes an act of congress and the President’s signature.
If you do not register, you are commiting a felony which may include a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
It is interesting to note the following tidbit on the website.
“ATTENTION, UNDOCUMENTED MALES & IMMIGRANT SERVICING GROUPS!
Selective Service does not collect any information which would indicate whether or not you are undocumented. You want to protect yourself for future U.S. citizenship and other government benefits and programs by registering with Selective Service. Do it today.”
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