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  • Strengthening American Democracy Through Service

  • Strengthening American Democracy through service

  • Strengthening American Democracy through service


The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by Congress to review the military selective service process and consider ways to increase participation by all Americans in military, national, and public service.

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Our Vision

Every American, inspired and eager to serve

Dr. Joseph Heck, Chairman


Welcome to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.

The Commission was created with a broad, aspirational mandate: to develop ideas that will foster a greater ethos of military, national, and public service among Americans of all ages and, in the process, strengthen our democracy. The Commission will also conduct a review of the military selective service process. Over the course of the next two-plus years, we hope to ignite a national conversation around service and inspire more Americans to serve. We intend to listen to the public, learn from those who serve and have yet to serve, and understand what barriers may exist that prevent more Americans from serving. Ultimately, our goal is to transform this conversation into a series of recommendations for the country, the American people, Congress, and the President.

We invite you to join us in this important effort. As citizens and members of the American public, we want and need to hear from you. You may share your thoughts with us here.  You may also attend one of the many events and public conversations we will hold around the country. As these events are scheduled, we will post them here.

Please take a moment to explore our website. You will find information about the Commission and resources on topics concerning the Commission’s mission. We also ask that you check back regularly for updates and new content. In addition to dates of our events and public conversations, we will be adding photos and video vignettes featuring people who serve, along with blogs, information on serving, news, and more.

Thank you for being part of this exciting conversation and we look forward to engaging with you.

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