All young men between the ages of 18 and 26 living in the United States are required to register with the Selective Service. That databse is maintained should Congress ever reauthorizes a military draft. There are serious and often irreversible consequences for men who fail to sign up before they turn 26.
Don Benton is the Director of the Selective Service System. He was in Hawaii recently to talk about the lifelong consequences of NOT registering. But he also wanted to celebrate one of our islands that is on the verge of making history. Don Benton spoke with HPR’s Ryan Finnerty about why registration is still required.