One year ago, on January 23, 2019, we released our Interim Report. We shared what we learned throughout our first year and gave a glimpse of the policy options we were considering. That same day, we hosted a discussion, From Ethos to Action: Every American Inspired and Eager to Serve. Commissioners dove into the two important questions Congress tasked us with:
- First, do we still need the Selective Service System and, if so, does the current system require modifications?
- Second, how can we, as a nation, create an ethos of service and increase participation in military, national, and public service?
Building on what we learned in our first year, we took it a step further. We held fourteen public hearings and released eight staff memos with detailed policy options. Throughout each hearing, we gained insights from expert panelists on key topics within the Commission’s mandate and received feedback on the preliminary summaries of research and analysis presented in the staff memos.
Upon completion of the hearings and the closing of public input, the Commission is ready to announce the next step in our three-year effort — the release of our final report!
Stay tuned for the release of Inspired to Serve on March 25, 2020. We look forward to sharing our recommendations with the Congress, the President, and all of you.
We will also be hosting an event on March 26, 2020, in which the Commission will provide more insight on the recommendations shared in the final report. More details will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stay up to date with the Commission’s activities on our website: www.inspire2serve.gov.