Johnson appointed to Selective Service Commission

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tryon resident John L. Johnson has been appointed to the Board of Selective Service Commission for North Carolina. He will serve on a three-judge administrative panel representing western North Carolina.

The panel will rule on petitions from men who object to registering with the commission when they attain the age of 18, which the present law requires. The panel has the authority to decide the validity of objections that might include religion, moral or employment.

Johnson, a former Judge in probate court, will leave the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature where he has represented Polk County for the past six years. His replacement in the legislature is expected to be Ernie Giannini, a Mill Spring resident.

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