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Hearings

The Commission will conduct public hearings on the potential recommendations it is taking under consideration. The Commission will gain insights from panelists as it develops recommendations for its Final Report to the Congress, the President, and the American people in March 2020. We hope you join us in-person or tune-in via livestream.

Expectation of Service

On June 20, 2019, this hearing explored how the government can develop or encourage an expectation of service in America, through…
On June 20, 2019, this hearing explored creating a culture of service through expanding and enhancing civic education across the…

Military Service

On May 16, 2019, this hearing explored how the nation can create more awareness of military service, particularly among young…
On May 16, 2019, this hearing addressed the challenges to recruiting and retaining critical skills and talent under the military’…

Public Service

On May 15, 2019, this hearing addressed special workforce challenges in high-demand fields as well as the competitiveness of…
On May 15, 2019, this hearing addressed challenges within current civil service personnel systems and discuss options to bring…

Selective Service

On April 25, 2019, this hearing addressed the potential needs for a voluntary or compulsory mobilization for all Americans.
On April 25, 2019, this hearing addressed the cases for continuing to restrict registration to men only and the challenges in…
On April 24, 2019, this hearing addressed who will be needed to respond to national security emergencies and how we find and…
On April 24, 2019, this hearing addressed the potential needs for a voluntary or compulsory mobilization.

National Service

On March 28, 2019, this hearing explored the options to support an expansion of national service in America, including…
On March 28, 2019, this hearing addressed the challenges of the current national service system in America and discuss options to…

Universal Service

On February 21, 2019, this hearing explored whether all Americans should be mandated to serve in military, national, and/or…
On February 21, 2019, this hearing explored a diversity of options beyond federally-managed programs that support universal…

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