The Act gave the President the power to conscript men for military service. All men aged 21 to 30 were required to enlist for military service for a service period of 12 months. As of mid-November 1917, all registrants were placed in one of five new classifications.
Then, what is 1y classification?
1y means that you’re just unfit enough that they would only use you in a national emergency. Being partially deaf, mild epilepsy, age, vision only corrected to 20/80, that sort of thing. Brent D.
Subsequently, question is, what disqualifies you from being drafted? Examples could include being a student, being employed in a job of strategic importance, or being pregnant. It’s not clear which, if any, deferments would be granted in the event of a true national emergency, which is the only situation a draft might be reinstituted.
Similarly one may ask, can a 27 year old be drafted?
Then, the 18 and 19-year–olds. And finally the draft would apply to 25 and 26-year–olds. But if the student is in their senior year of undergraduate studies at the time they’re drafted, they’d be allowed to finish and graduate no matter which semester they’re in.
Can a 30 year old be drafted?
Certain professionals could possibly be drafted at almost any age. Currently, enlistment or commission in general is limited to people under thirty years of age, but physicians of various types and lawyers can be commissioned as military officers at much later ages, often into their forties or fifties.