do the united states have mandatory military conscription?
- Lisa ALv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
Yes, and no.
The US hasn't had mandatory military service since 1973 (The Vietnam draft.)But all men currently living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service System, so that if there is ever another draft, they can be called up.
- 4 weeks ago
If you are a male over 18 years of age and a US citizen you MUST register for the selective serve (draft).
You cannot register with FAFSA without it.
- ANDRE LLv 74 weeks ago
No. The US does not have anywhere near enough equipment or need for s many personnel.
- SocratesLv 74 weeks ago
It's an all volunteer military. The US hasn't had conscription (a draft) since 1972.
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- jeeper_peeper321Lv 74 weeks ago
nope, never have
- StephenWeinsteinLv 74 weeks ago
Not currently. It used to. However, it does have mandatory registration for future military conscription.
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
Conscription is ALWAYS mandatory. The US hasn't have military conscription since the 1970s. Reintroducing it would require Congress to pass a new law authorizing it.
- Mike WLv 74 weeks ago
There is no draft. That was abolished around 1973. There is however, mandatory registration for Selective Service, which was started in the late 1970s. So far the actual draft hasn't been reinstated.
- regeruggedLv 74 weeks ago
No. We have an all volunteer military. Men at age 18 have to report to the draft board.
- JeffreyLv 74 weeks ago
The US has not had that for almost 50 years.