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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-07-09 04:38 PM
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True: Barack Obama did register for Selective Service in 1980

Did Obama Actually Register for Selective Service?
A Pajamas Media investigation puts to rest another rumor claiming Obama is ineligible for the presidency.


August 12, 2008 - by Bob Owens


According to the Selective Service System, under the authority of the Military Selective Service Act (Act of June 24, 1948, c. 625, 62 Stat. 604, as amended; 50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.):

A man must be registered to be eligible for jobs in the executive branch of the federal government and the U.S. Postal Service. Proof of registration is required only for men born after December 31, 1959.

The registration requirement was suspended in April 1975. It was resumed again in 1980 by President Carter in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Registration continues today as a hedge against underestimating the number of servicemen needed in a future crisis.

1-103. Persons born in calendar year 1961 shall present themselves for registration on any of the six days beginning Monday, July 28, 1980. (Source).

The obligation of a man to register is imposed by the Military Selective Service Act. The Act establishes and governs the operations of the Selective Service System.

Barack Obama, who states he was born in Aug. 1961, was required to register for the Selective Service in 1980. Did he?



After contacting the Selective Service System for an answer several times since late June, Pajamas Media obtained official confirmation from the Selective Service System via email that Barack Obama did indeed register for the Selective Service as required by law, and is eligible to run for the presidency.

Mr. Owens,

Barack Hussein Obama registered at a post office in Hawaii. The effective registration date was September 4, 1980.

His registration number is 61-1125539-1.

Daniel Amon
Public Affairs Specialist


http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-did-obama-actually-r... /

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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 08:30 PM
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1. Document Locator Number (DLN)

Richard Flahavan On: Mar 03/30/09 12:09 PM
To: REDACTED@REDACTED.net

Dear Mr. Arduini:

Facts will never trump speculation by conspiracy theorists. But the reality is the following:

a. The 10-character Document Locator Number (DLN) was placed on Selective Service Registration Forms beginning prior to the establishment of our current Data Management Center on 31 August 1981.

b. Prior to 1981, the DLN configuration was different from what is used today.

c. At that time when Mr. Obama registered, the first three characters (089) indicated that the form was keyed in by one of the contract keying centers in this case 089 equated to the Internal Revenue Service.

d. Later, an 11th digit was added to the DLN just prior to Y2K to differentiate another decade.

Thus, the first three characters of the DLN do NOT represent the year the form was keyed into the SSS registrant database, despite what some may hold dear.

Richard S. Flahavan
Associate Director, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Selective Service System National Headquarters


The above email response was posted to Obamaconspiracy.org by a commenter.

A description of the "controversy" promoted by Birther Debbie Schlussel can also be found at the link.

http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2008/12/obama-forged-sel...

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