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Pioneer Post Volume 11, Number 1

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Date Issued:
1971-09-29
Summary:
This issue of the Pioneer Press includes an article called "Selective Service". During the early 1970s, the Selective Service System explained a few changes to their policy on undergraduate student deferments or postponements. For the colleges students who were already enrolled full-time for the 70-71 academic year would be eligible deferments in the upcoming academic year depending on how well the perform academically in their individual areas of study. But, those who had enrolled during the summer or incoming freshmen would not qualify as deferments, if and only if these awaiting changes are passed by congress. They are less likely to be inducted in the future because of the deferment phase out. Due to the phase out, approximately half would be directly affected and probably not be enlisted. Director of Selective Service stated that college students will not be drafted mid semester. Incoming freshmen were advised not to apply for student deferments even though the existing law did allow admitting deferments to students enrolling full-time. A large percentage of men with deferments lose their delay privileges during a one-year period due to fatherhood, work, or other student deferments. This item might be relevant to local researchers because it has important information about the Vietnam War and the draft. It contains vital information explaining what the Selective Service System is composed of. This resource will be very helpful to those who would like to investigate exactly what was going on locally in the 1970s in regards to Selective Service and the war. For example, which men were considered, what age group was more dominant, what were the restrictions to the young men admitted, why some men were not admitted or even considered, the process of admitting, etc. There is very resourceful information about this event and what was happening locally. Summary and historical context created by Natalia Garcia as part of Dr. Michelle Carrigan's Fall 2018 AMH2020.
Title: Pioneer Post Volume 11, Number 1.
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Name(s): Indian River State College, Mia Tignor
Type of Resource: mixed material
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 1971-09-29
Publisher: Indian River State College
Place of Publication: Fort Pierce
Extent: 8.5''x 11'' Newspaper print
Language(s): English
Summary: This issue of the Pioneer Press includes an article called "Selective Service". During the early 1970s, the Selective Service System explained a few changes to their policy on undergraduate student deferments or postponements. For the colleges students who were already enrolled full-time for the 70-71 academic year would be eligible deferments in the upcoming academic year depending on how well the perform academically in their individual areas of study. But, those who had enrolled during the summer or incoming freshmen would not qualify as deferments, if and only if these awaiting changes are passed by congress. They are less likely to be inducted in the future because of the deferment phase out. Due to the phase out, approximately half would be directly affected and probably not be enlisted. Director of Selective Service stated that college students will not be drafted mid semester. Incoming freshmen were advised not to apply for student deferments even though the existing law did allow admitting deferments to students enrolling full-time. A large percentage of men with deferments lose their delay privileges during a one-year period due to fatherhood, work, or other student deferments. This item might be relevant to local researchers because it has important information about the Vietnam War and the draft. It contains vital information explaining what the Selective Service System is composed of. This resource will be very helpful to those who would like to investigate exactly what was going on locally in the 1970s in regards to Selective Service and the war. For example, which men were considered, what age group was more dominant, what were the restrictions to the young men admitted, why some men were not admitted or even considered, the process of admitting, etc. There is very resourceful information about this event and what was happening locally. Summary and historical context created by Natalia Garcia as part of Dr. Michelle Carrigan's Fall 2018 AMH2020.
Identifier: irsc_c_pp_0017 (IID)
Subject(s): Draft registration -- Fort Pierce (Fla.) -- 21st century
Held by: Indian River State College Archives
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/irsc/fd/irsc_c_pp_0017
Use and Reproduction: Owned by Indian River State College
Host Institution: IRSC