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Commission Concludes Public Comment Process

Posted: January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On January 1, 2020, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service formally concluded its public comment process.  Launched nearly two years ago, the public comment process offered a way for all Americans to share their views on topics under the Commission’s mandate.

“For the past two years, we traveled around the country, talking with government employees, military leaders, national service members, volunteers, and everyday Americans,” said Chairman Joe Heck. “But we could not travel everywhere. The public comment process provided an opportunity for every American to be heard.”

Public comments can be found here.

The Commission accepted public comments from January 2018, through the end of December 2019, and received more than 4,300 responses which are available to the public on their website.

“We thank all those who have shared their thoughts with the Commission.  From the outset, we have invited and encouraged the public to share their views.  We have taken these comments into consideration in developing our final report for Congress and the President,” said Heck.  “Although the public comment period has closed, I invite you to continue this important conversation on service with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.”

The 11-member bipartisan commission is tasked for the first time in American history, with comprehensively and holistically reviewing the Selective Service System, along with military, national, and public service. Their final report will be released in March 2020. The Commission invites the public to continue to engage with them by following them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram