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User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 719 times:

If the government were to re-enact the draft, what are the draft laws? An army guy came to my high school to give out information about the military.

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 672 times:

Well, it's been some 27 or 28 years since we had the Draft in this country, so who knows what the procedure will be.

But if I recall correctly, any able bodied male within the ages of 18-43 can be drafted.

I believe they do it on a "lottery" type system based on either your SSN or Selective Service number.

Basically your number(s) are placed into a giant fish bowl, and picked at random.

I think the only exceptions to the draft are:

A: If you are an only child (or maybe it's if you are an only son, or both)
or
B: If you are married with children and are sole income provider for the household.

But again, I'm not 100% positive.


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 666 times:

Want to avoid the draft?

Join the Texas ANG!!!  Big grin

 Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 666 times:

I think in previous drafts (Vietnam being one) they chose by birthday and year, not individually.

User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 655 times:

I'm only 16 as well as being the only child!  Big thumbs up Sorry, I just don't wanna get my head blown off!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 642 times:

Also if you are not a citizen you can not be drafted for the front line, which is also the rule for being the only son.
Iain


User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 632 times:

Whats this rule about only son can't be drafted to front line??

Anyway though I will turn 18 next year, I'm really not concerned about the draft. In the United States, our military power is at an acceptable level at the moment, and there are plenty of new recruits following the cowardly September 11 attacks.

If I'm called up I'll go though. No reason someone else should die for me.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 616 times:

http://www.sss.gov/

Here is a link to the Selective Service... it should give you all the info you need about the draft. Though I would highly doubt that they would ever reinstate the draft. Conscription is always highly unpopular and would doom any President with the bad luck to have to use it. But the website has lots of good and useful information that any young man should know.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 616 times:

As for being an only son... FORGET IT!

http://www.sss.gov/FSsurviv.htm



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 615 times:

I'd be glad to go over there and take care of a few of those people.

Hell, give me automatic shotgun, plenty of ammo, lots of water, and a GPS and I will go personally hunt down bin Laden and blow his friggin head off.


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2272 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 606 times:

If you are between the age of 18 and 37 you are eligible. I myself will never be drafted. I will join before I get drafted. I have been offered a job as a Huey pilot for the WV NG when i turn 18. this was offered to me by a major in the guard. If i do not get accepted to any of teh academy's I will take this offer and serve with pride.

ATCT



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 603 times:

43??? You mean, I'm still within draft age??!!  Big grin

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 592 times:

I refuse to go, fight and die for any country. Now flame me. Big grin


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4779 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 592 times:

Likewise ATCT, I would join way before a draft is introduced...I'd rather at least have some choice in my role.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 594 times:

If your Grandpa is a powerful Senator and/or if your Papa is a Republican party chairman, then you don't have to go.
You can fly outdated aircraft or murder peace demonstrators at Universities.

The rich kids here in the forums can pick the Bush plan or the Quayle plan.

Scary, they may even become Presidents if there mommy & daddies want them to be.  Sad



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 589 times:

A flame on Superfly is a-comin'! Big grin


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 586 times:

As if I care! Big grin


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 581 times:

Superfly-Does that go for Clinton and Gore too?

It seems strange, Gore was the son of a senator and got an easy job in Vietnam, where as McCain was the son of an Admiral and had to spend his days in the "Hanoi Hilton".



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 580 times:

Much respect goes to John McCain.  Smile


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 567 times:

Thanks for the replies!  Smile  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 546 times:

Ok, Gore was a journalist, but there is still danger in doing that. At least Clinton was studying and accomplishing something during the war, while GWB just partied around in the Texas ANG.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 540 times:

I don't think they will go back to a draft. Eventually, a draft may be used for domestic, or homeland defense,
if too many reservists are called up to active duty in
the Middle East. Honestly, I think if a draft is ever re
instated (in my mind, it won't) homeland defense is
the best place for it. War is too sophisticated today
and there are too many training issues. You can't
send an 18 year old or a 43 year old for that matter
into combat at the snap of a finger.



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