I am a reserve service member for California.

The Selective Service System is asking that you/your staff please remind your students that under current law all male US citizens between 18–25 years of age, born after January 1, 1960 are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. In addition, non-US citizen men between the ages of 18 and 25 (inclusive) living in the United States must register.

A young man who fails to register with Selective Service may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to his future. He must register to be eligible for federal financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, most federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act), and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

Ideally we would like to have one or more of your staff members designated as your school’s Selective Service System “Point of Contact”. A point of contact that your students can go to if they need assistance with the Selective Service System registration. The designated staff member will be asked to fill out one of our State Resource Volunteer/ Point of Contact form so that they can be officially recognized by our Agency Director and their contact information maintained in our database.

As questions may arise during the registration process, our goal is to have someone at the school students can go to with questions.

Can we rely on someone from your school to inform them to register at 18 so that they don’t miss out on future benefits and opportunities?

Thank you in advance for your time.

Respectfully,

MAJ Jason Valencia
Selective Service System
Region 3 | California

jason.valencia@sss.gov

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