2023 On War Military History Symposium
On June 30, 1973, America's All Volunteer Force was born but young men continue to be obligated to register for Selective Service and the government retains its legal right to conscript citizens into the military. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the AVF, a fitting milestone to engage in a deeper conversation about the past, present, and future of the AVF. The history, health, and future of the All-Volunteer Force was examined and discussed on April 13-14, 2023, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. We welcomed a stellar group of civilian experts, scholars, and active duty and retired service members to share their knowledge and insights on this critical issue.