draft (someone) for (something)

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draft (someone) for (something)

To enlist someone for some purpose. Unfortunately, the boss drafted me to plan this whole conference on my own.
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draft someone for something

to select someone for something or to do something. We drafted a bunch of the boys for moving tables. The committee drafted some of the members for kitchen work.
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In 1968, George W, Bush, the son of a Texas congressman, applied for a position with the Texas Air National Guard, a popular way to avoid being drafted for combat.
These subsections should not be limited to magnetic media filings, and indeed, appear to be drafted for broad application.
They could choose to serve in the military, in homeland security, or in a civilian national service program like AmeriCorps (there's no reason women couldn't be drafted for the latter two categories).