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Peace Corps service does not fulfill military obligations, although Volunteers are deferred during their term of service.
While service in the Peace Corps has been determined by the Selective Service System to be in the national interest, a Volunteer must obtain a deferment from his local draft board just as a student does. Immediately after accepting an invitation to join the Peace Corps, the prospective Volunteer will receive forms to send to his draft board.
A Peace Corps deferment does not exempt a Volunteer from future draft requirements. Nor does it mean that be cannot qualify for further deferments after completion of service.
Members of armed forces reserve units must have completed their active duty before applying to the Peace Corps. Any remaining weekly drill or summer camp obligations after active duty are postponed while a member of the reserve is overseas.
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