Selective Service System
All males between the age of 18-25 must register for the Selective Service System. It is important to know that even though a man is registered, he will not automatically be inducted into the military.
Benefits: By registering, a young man stays eligible for jobs, college loans and grants, job training, driver’s license in most states and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.
Repercussions: Failing to register or comply with the Military Selective Service Act is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000, a prison term of up to five years or a combination of both. Also, a person who knowingly counsels, aids or abets another to fail to comply with the Act is subject to the same penalties.