Draft board

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Draft boards were a part of the Selective Service Act which registered and selected men of military age for conscription in the United States.

Local Board[edit]

The local draft board is a board that administers and executes the main provisions of the Selective Draft Law. Its functions comprise the registration, rejection and selection of men of military age as fixed by legislative enactment. It is also responsible to the government for the part of mobilization up to arrival in camp, of those who "passed" and are "called". A local draft board has jurisdiction over a prescribed territory determined by population. Larger cities had fifty or more local draft boards.

District Board[edit]

A district appeal board is established in each Congressional district and hears appeals from the decisions of the local draft boards. A final appeal from the district boards' decisions could be made to the President of the United States.


This article incorporates text from the Teachers' monographs: Plans and details of grade work, a publication now in the public domain.