Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Rudy de Leon will unveil a display commemorating the 25th anniversary of the All Volunteer Force at 11 a.m. (EDT) today outside Room 3E764 of the Pentagon. Secretary de Leon will make brief remarks.
On June 30, 1973, the last draftee entered U.S. military service, and draftee induction authority ended July 1, 1973. The last conscript was discharged in November 1974.
For additional information, contact Lt. Col. Tom Begines, Directorate for Defense Information, at (703) 697-5133/5131.