selective service Should Women Be Drafted? Congress May Have to Decide Soon By John Ismay • Nov 3, 2015 As more military jobs are opened to women, Congress may face the question of whether to require women to register for the Selective Service. Listen Listening... / John Ismay reports on the question of whether women may be required to register for the Selective Service. Unused Since 1973, Military Draft Infrastructure Remains Ready The last American was drafted in 1973, but the U.S. maintains an elaborate infrastructure to re-activate the draft if Congress ever decides it's needed. Listen Listening... / John Ismay reports on the mechanics behind the Selective Service system.