DID THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM AMEND OBAMA’S RECORDS IN 2008 OR 2009?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 6, 2010) — The Post & Email has been investigating the alleged Selective Service registration of Barack Hussein Obama II. Our previous report described differing computer printouts received by two individuals who requested the information through a Freedom of Information Act request. The following is the result of the information we received through our own inquiry.
From: Sharon Rondeau
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010 10:54 PM
Subject: FOIA Request
I am seeking documents through the Freedom of Information Act regarding the Selective Service registration of Barack H. Obama II.
I would like a copy of the registration form as well as the computer printout. I would also like documentation of the “amendment” to his registration made in 1991 as indicated on printouts released to other requesters of this information. I am also seeking a description of the various statuses which the Selective Service maintained at the time. Obama was given an “H1” status, and I would like a copy of the documentation he provided to obtain that status.
Thank you very much.
You may send all information to:
The following letter with enclosures shown below was received on May 16, 2010:
May 13, 2010
Ms. Sharon Rondeau
Dear Ms. Rondeau:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act inquiry emailed on May 10, 2010, seeking the Selective Service System registration records for President Barrack H. Obama.
Enclosed are copies of his registration form and the resultant automated file screen. Mr. Obama did indeed register with Selective Service and was assigned Selective Service Number 61-1125539-1 on September 4, 1980.
The “1H” status assigned to him at the time was not, strictly speaking, a “classification.” Selective Service has not classified registrants since the draft ended in the mid-’70s. However, since that time, “1H” has been assigned to everyone as a catch-all classification. It was not assigned to Mr. Obama as the result of any action on his part, and there is no related “documentation.” The formal description of “1H” is “Registrant not currently subject to processing for induction or alternative service.”
The 1991 posting was an acknowledgment letter request. The letter was sent to his address on file in Hawaii. It was the last action on his file.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the above address. Our telephone number is (703) 605-4100.
Public Affairs Specialist
The following email was then sent to the Selective Service System:
From: Sharon Rondeau
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:58 PM
Subject: FOIA Request
Thank you for your prompt response to my previous FOIA response of May 10, 2010. I have several questions:
1. I noticed that you spell Obama’s first name “Barrack”. However, the documentation you sent me indicates that this person completed his registration form spelling his first name “Barack.” Are there two different individuals with this name?
2. May I have a copy of the referenced “acknowledgment letter request”?
3. Why is the Selective Service information on Barack Hussein Obama readily available, but his original birth certificate, passport and travel records unavailable to the public?
4. May I see the materials which Obama used to register for the Selective Service? How did he prove his residence, birthplace, and birth date?
5. Why is Block #3 blacked out on the Selective Service registration form? What information normally goes in this box?
Thank you very much.
The following email response was received on Wednesday, May 19, 2010:
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:37 AM
Subject: FW: FOIA REQUEST
Answers to your questions:
- Files at our Data Management Center show the correct spelling of one “r” on his registration card.
- Because of the sheer volume, only stock letters are maintained. Individual letters are not kept.
- The question is not within the purview of Selective Service.
- He completed the standard form at a local post office. At that time, registrants showed identification to postal clerks when registering.
- Social Security numbers are protected by federal law.
Public Affairs Specialist
Selective Service System
National Headquarters | Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
The letter which Ken Allen received from the Selective Service responding to his FOIA request spelled Obama’s first name “Barrack.” The Post & Email received the same form letter with the same spelling of the first name, although signed by a different Selective Service employee. However, as indicated in the email above, when questioned about the spelling, the employee answered that the correct spelling of Obama’s first name is with one “r”. Why, then, have they not corrected the form letter to agree with the files at their Data Management Center? Why doesn’t Selective Service correct its apparent error in the spelling of the name of the alleged President of the United States?
As we asked in our earlier report, are there two registrations or sets of records for this person? Is there another person named “Barrack Hussein Obama” who registered for Selective Service?
If Obama registered in 1980, why did he tell George Stephanopoulos that he registered in 1979, right after graduating from high school? Wouldn’t Obama have remembered that he registered after his first year in college rather than after high school?
It appears that the registration form and computer printout which The Post & Email received are identical to those which Mr. Allen received. However, if Obama registered for the Selective Service in 1980, why is the date on the computer printout “09/09/08”? Why isn’t it “07/30/80,” or even the “Last Action Date” of June 25, 1991 (06/25/91)?
The letters received by both Ken Allen and The Post & Email say that “Mr. Obama did indeed register with Selective Service and was assigned…” As evidence by the communications above, The Post & Email did not posit that Obama’s never registered; it simply asked for the records of that registration.
Debbie Schlussel first reported on questions regarding Obama’s Selective Service registration in December 2008. She reported that it took more than a year for her requester to receive the documents from the Selective Service System.
Schlussel’s documents are different from those released to both Ken Allen and The Post & Email. The computer printout which Schlussel shows indicates that there are two pages, while Allen’s and The Post & Email’s say “Page 001 of 001”. Obama’s alleged addresses, both “current” and “permanent,” are noted on the Schlussel printout, while they are blacked out or not present on the materials sent to Allen and The Post & Email.
The computer printout posted on Schlussel’s website is entitled “RIMS HISTORY INQUIRY SCREEN,” while the computer printout Allen and The Post & Email received is called “REGISTRANT FILE INQUIRY REPORT”. The DLN of the Schlussel form is 8089 708 0632. The DLN of the forms received by The Post & Email and Ken Allen is 0897 080 6320. Also, the Schlussel form has a field entitled “TRANS-CODE/TYPE:”, and the other two have no such field.
The layout of the two forms is different, as the field “ID INDICATOR:” is in the right-hand column on the Schlussel printout and on the left on the Allen/Post & Email printout. The “LAST ACTION DATE:” on the Schlussel form is 09/04/80, and on the Allen/Post & Email form, it is 06/25/91. The former has no box entitled “HISTORY INFORMATION,” while the latter does.
This would indicate that Obama’s record was changed at some point between the time Schlussel’s requester received his documents in December 2008 and when Allen received his in March 2009. Who made the changes, and when? Were they made after Schlussel’s report was issued? There appear to be two different files for Obama, a point which no one in government has admitted to nor explained.
WorldNetDaily recently reported that searches for Obama’s Selective Service record using an online form at the Selective Service website are now thwarted by an error message which did not appear previously.
The signature on Obama’s executive order (top of page 5 of the PDF) limiting the disclosure of presidential records on January 21, 2009 appears different from the signature on his Selective Service registration form, and he did not include the “H” for “Hussein” on the official government document. Is the signature on the Selective Service registration form his?
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.