Selective Service System

Selective Service System
n.
An agency of the executive branch of the U.S. government that administers the draft, requiring all males between the ages of 18 and 26 to register and inducting them into the armed services when necessary.

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  • Selective Service System — Das Selective Service System ist eine Behörde in den Vereinigten Staaten, bei der alle männlichen US Amerikaner im Alter zwischen 18 und 25 verzeichnet sind. Sie gibt Auskunft über die potenziellen Soldaten, die für den Verteidigungsfall… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Selective Service System — Agency overview Formed May 18, 1917 September 16, 1940 Headquarters Arlington County, Virginia, United States …   Wikipedia

  • Selective Service System — noun an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Selective Service, ↑SSS • Hypernyms: ↑independent agency * * * the U.S. federal agency that facilitates the mobilization of military forces by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • selective service system — An executive branch agency charged with the registration, examination, classification, selection, assignment, delivery for induction, and maintenance of records of persons subject to military service. It is maintained as an active standby… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Selective Service System — the U.S. federal agency that facilitates the mobilization of military forces by requiring the registration of males between the ages of 18 and 26 years. Abbr.: SSS * * * …   Universalium

  • (the) Selective Service System — the Selective Service System [the Selective Service System] ; » ↑draft …   Useful english dictionary

  • Selective Service — Das Selective Service System ist eine Behörde in den Vereinigten Staaten, bei der alle männlichen US Amerikaner im Alter zwischen 18 und 25 verzeichnet sind. Sie gibt Auskunft über die potenziellen Soldaten, die für den Verteidigungsfall… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Selective Service Act of 1917 — The Selective Service Act or Selective Draft Act (P.L. 65 12, 40 Stat. 76) was passed by the Congress of the United States on May 18, 1917. It was drafted by Brigadier General Hugh Johnson after the United States entered The Great War. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Selective Service Act of 1948 — The Selective Service Act of 1948, also known as the Elston Act, Pub.L. 80 759, 62 Stat. 604, enacted June 24, 1948, was a major revision of the Articles of War of the United States and established the current implementation of the …   Wikipedia

  • Selective Service — noun an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Selective Service System, ↑SSS • Hypernyms: ↑independent agency * * * seˌlective ˈservice 7 [selective service] …   Useful english dictionary

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