Although no one is being called into the military service at the time,
it is federal law that when a man turns 18 years of age, he must go to
the post office and register for the draft.
Of course, any person who is an adult citizen may voluntarily sign up
for military service. If you chose to do so, you should be aware of the
serious commitment that you are making. Your decision to enlist may be
difficult or even impossible to change once made, and there are serious
consequences to simply leaving military service without permission.
Benefits of Service
If you decide to enter the military service or you are called to serve
during a draft, you should make yourself aware of the many benefits that
go along with successful military service. You may, as a veteran, be
entitled to assistance in paying for school, in applying for home
mortgage loans, medical care, and you may be entitled to a preference in
hiring for some government jobs after you are discharged from service.
For more detailed information, you should contact your local armed
services recruiting office. You may also want to speak with friends or
relatives who have served or are serving in the military in order to get
a complete picture of what military service is like. Like other duties
of an adult citizen, military service can be demanding but it also
carries with it certain benefits.