If every draft age male and female had a choice of doing some form of national service, I would be for such a program. Each could choose from a variety of forms of service, including a military option. There is nothing wrong with having to give to your country, I believe, but I agree with those who have raised the advantages of the all-volunteer military. We really do want people who want to be there defending our country, and if everyone had to serve, with the choices, for example, of work in schools, hospitals, food banks, or the military, there would still be a "volunteer" aspect to military service. We could give people the choice of a deferment for college or allow them to serve immediately after high school. This would tend to free up the job market to some degree, particularly during times of high unemployment, and provide people with either some real on-the-job training after high school or a means of applying their college experiences to something of value after.