As a transition from conscripts I would like to offer up the next of my proposals on ways to change society for the better. There are currently five federal service academies
(West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine), I believe that the federal government could benefit from building a sixth, the United States Civic Service Academy. This four year college would be run similar to the current service academies with some obvious differences:.
Students would apply to this four year school in the same manner as the other service academies - they would need to get an appointment from a congressman, senator, vice president, or president. They would then apply to the school.
The school's faculty would be primarily made up of federal employees who applied to teach - in similar fashion that military officers apply to teach at the other service academies. This would mean that members of NSA would be teaching computer science, members of the FBI would be teaching police administration, former white house staff would be teaching political science. This would give students a very real perspective of what the government needs and has to offer, as well as giving them excellent connection for future endeavors.
Upon graduation, students would be required to work a minimum of 6 years as a federal employee of some capacity.
Dress code would include suit and tie for men and business formal for women.
In place of the normal military duties that cadets at military academies perform, students at this academy would be tasked with weekly community service.
@Dave - didn't make it mandatory, figured I'd let someone else jump in front of that bus.