Age to be drafted?

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posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:20 PM
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Can someone tell me if the draft comes between what ages you need to be to join the draft this time around? Isn't it 18-25? Thanks.




posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by mrmulder
Can someone tell me if the draft comes between what ages you need to be to join the draft this time around? Isn't it 18-25? Thanks.


I think the high end is 28. There was some change recently, but I only think it affected recalls.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:22 PM
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Here is the selective service website

www.sss.gov...

Maybe that can help.

I think in your 18th year you are required to do it...I dunno.sorry



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:24 PM
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This is from the website




Since 1980, the Selective Service System has discharged its mission of preparing to manage a draft if and when Congress and the President so direct. The House action proves that the Selective Service has gotten no such direction. That being the case, the Agency will maintain its readiness as required by law, and to register young men between the ages of 18 and 25. That mission has been reaffirmed frequently by successive Administrations and by Congress under the leadership of both parties.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:26 PM
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Thanks Sporty,

I'm 27 so I should be okay. Phew!

Fox



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:28 PM
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Glad to be of service


What if the draft is next monthy????

your screwed


[edit on 5/5/2005 by SportyMB]



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:30 PM
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I was of the understanding that the age was raised to 36, and those who were being retained were fair game until 45.

I'm really not sure, but I think this number is changing anyway, so it probably won't matter. I think it was just raised past the 25 threshold, along with removing exemptions for college, and tightening up the northern border, along with an agreement with Canada to return draft dodgers.

Rest assured, if the country needs you, they'll take you; an extra year or three won't make a difference once it hits the fan. Bottom line.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:35 PM
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Draft age I believe is being raised to 30.

All ex service people are recallable until aged 55. Regardless of how long they have been out of the service.

But as the other poster said once it hits the fan I think the age limit will be pointless.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 01:53 PM
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Why are we sending the Future of America to die? Why not send a flood of geriatrics and retired people? Sure it would be a slow charge, but hey, SS will be saved!(If you are gonna "save" SS, this is a way to do it!)

Also, all those vetrens, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, all have trained, send them! No money wasted to train new recruits that the barrel is pointed AT the enemy, no, not the Republicans, the guys who's country we invaded for oil.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 02:13 PM
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I also think that if you are a specialist in a field, or they need people who are in your profession, such as doctors, then age is not considered. Basically, if they need you, they can draft you.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 02:14 PM
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Here would be my plan for the draft. Draft all the illegal aliens. There are about 30 million of them. They go do a 2-4 year stint over there, get a paycheck and benefits and prove their allegance to America. Then when they come back they can be granted American citizenship.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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I'm not sure myself mrmulder, but in that you seem to bring this topic up on a near once a month basis, from my personal perspective, you must be worried.

Maybe you'll be among the "few and the proud" or will Canada look very promising to you?




seekerof



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 07:03 PM
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Obviously the issue for the war is very important in deciding whether one joins or not. But, I'll tell you, if the draft only elicites "few" people, then it's probably worth dodging the draft. Either that, or people are just a bunch of wimps.

But, I'm not going to be anyone's thug, I don't care if they do call themselves the government of the US.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 11:10 PM
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Is the draft going to be reinstated?



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 11:39 PM
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No, Cylent773. The draft is not going to be reinstated.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by Jamuhn
But, I'll tell you, if the draft only elicites "few" people, then it's probably worth dodging the draft.

You don't draft when you need a few thousand more troops. You draft when you need a few hundred thousand more troops


As for an age limit... you start drafting people past their prime when things are dire. As in, the Red Army has penetrated to within 10 miles of Berlin dire. You certainly don't send 45 year olds to invade or occupy a country (unless you are the Red Army, but that's because you have more people than they have bullets
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The "Human Wave" tactic doesn't work any more, how many soldiers you have in a country isn't as important as how well those soldiers are trained and equipped.

And think about it, we're having supply problems now. Where are you going to get the guns and bullets for the people you're drafting? You're certainly not going to send them in with a rifle, a clip, and a pat on the back, if for no reason than having them all get shot to hell wouldn't be too good for the morale of the regular soldiers.



posted on May, 5 2005 @ 11:57 PM
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I know Esoterica. What I was saying is that if a draft were needed for hundreds of thousands and only a "few" joined, then that means a significant portion is dodging it one way or another. Thus, it is probably not a good cause.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:01 AM
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I wouldn't worry about the draft either. Unless you're worried some other country is going to start a major war with the US by using a few WMD's on a few of our cities or using other WMD's and then get into a conventional military war. A draft would be expensive and very unpopular. If the US got involved in a WMD war, we might be more concerned with other things here in the US. I seriously hope that never happens.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by Jamuhn
I know Esoterica. What I was saying is that if a draft were needed for hundreds of thousands and only a "few" joined, then that means a significant portion is dodging it one way or another. Thus, it is probably not a good cause.

Ah, OK.

Sorry, it's 1AM here, the brain ain't working right



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:18 AM
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When i turned 18 (last dec) I had to register for selective service
im really scared if there is going to be a world war 3 or something





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