Why registering with Selective Service System matters


By Kate Kerns
Special to The SUN

With the rising cost of college and a daunting job market, it’s easy to worry about what will happen to the young people in our community as they enter adulthood. For young men, there’s one easy way to improve their chances in life: register with the Selective Service System.

Since 1980, every young man living in the U.S. has been required to register with Selective Service when he turns 18 or when he becomes a resident of this country. If a young man doesn’t register, he loses his eligibility for widely used government programs.

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