Found this while nosing around Wikipedia:
Today, the most likely form of draft is a one of health care workers. In 1987, Congress ordered the Selective Service System to put in place a system capable of drafting "persons qualified for practice or employment in a health care occupation", if such a special-skills draft should be ordered by Congress. In response, Selective Service published plans for the "Health Care Personnel Delivery System" (HCPDS) in 1989 and has had them ready ever since. The concept underwent a preliminary field exercise in Fiscal Year 1998, followed by a more extensive nationwide readiness exercise in Fiscal Year 1999. The HCPDS plans include women and men age 20-54 in 57 job categories.
Recently a local grandmother in her 50s was called back to active duty in Iraq - I thought at the time "Wow, they're starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel"
Besides running out of medical personnel for the war, a draft could be implemented in the event of a disaster such as a Pandemic as I see Indigo girl brought up last month: http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/pande...ml#post2098535
nell - who doesn't look good in combat boots...