Selective Service


For Pre-1960 Records Requests:

Email -- Link to Online Contact Form 

Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Hours increase if a draft is in place

(847) 688-6888 -- Selective Service System
(888) 655-1825 -- Toll-Free

Registration Information Office
Selective Service System
Data Management Center
PO Box 94638
Palatine, IL 60094-4638

To register for Selective Service, men turning 18 years old may go to any post office and complete the Selective Service Registration Form. You can also register on-line from the web page. This must be done within 30 days of a man's 18th birthday.

Men must be registered to be in compliance with federal law and stay eligible for student loans and grants, government jobs, job training, all security background clearances, and U.S. citizenship for immigrants.

For further information, call the Midwest Branch Office of the Selective Service System at 1-847-688-6888. It is a computerized information line with operators available M-F 7:30-5 p.m.

The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the DoD in the event of a national emergency and to be prepared to implement an Alternative Service Program for registrants classified as conscientious objectors.

Even though the Secretary of Defense has decided to allow women in combat jobs, the law has not been changed to include this. Consequently, only men are currently required to register by law with Selective Service during ages 18 thru 25. Women still do not register. (January 24, 2013)

Owner:Geoff M.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-06-28 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-07-22 09:52 CDT
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