1917Congress passed the Selective Service Act on May 18, 1917. The act,of course, required all able males between 18-25 to register forthe military draft. This included citize…ns, along with non-citizenresident aliens. (MORE)
NO ... it was An Act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States ....
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amer…ican in Congress assembled, That the president is authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, three persons, not more than two of whom shall be adherents of the same party, as Civil Service Commissioners, and said three commissioners shall constitute the United States Civil Service Commission. Said commissioners shall hold no other official place under the United States. The President may remove any commissioner; and any vacancy in the position of commissioner shall be so filled by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as to conform to said conditions for the first selection of commissioners. The commissioners shall each receive a salary of three thousand five hundred dollars a year. And each of said commissioners shall be paid his necessary traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of his duty as a commissioner. (MORE)
Who Must Register? Male US citizens (regardless of where they live) and male permanent resident aliens living in the US who were born after December 31, 1959 are required to… register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday (30 days before and after). If you fail to register during this time period, you may submit a late registration up until your 26th birthday. (MORE)