Saturday, June 25, 2005

Young men starting to feel a draft | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News: "Last year, the Selective Service registered 15.6 million young men 18 to 25 years old, a national average compliance rate of 94 percent. Texas has historically ranked below the national average of registered young men. Last year, its rate was 89 percent for that age group.

Retired Army Col. Claude Hempel, the Texas state director of the Selective Service System, said the state's rate is down in part because of lower registration in the Rio Grande Valley and along the U.S.-Mexico border.

'If we had mandatory registration with the driver's license application [like Florida] we'd have higher compliance rates,' he said."


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