A total of 93,332 Utah men are now registered with the Selective Service system, Utah director Leland D. Ford says.

"By adding their names to the Selective Service list, these young men are not only bringing themselves in compliance with the law but are also guaranteeing their eligibility for some important benefits," Ford said.The benefits include federal student aid, job training and most federal employment.

By registering the young men also are joining more than 13 million of their peers who are registered nationwide and contributing to the defense preparedness of the United States, Ford said.

In Utah, Salt Lake County leads the state with 39,170 registrants. Utah County has 12,489; Davis, 10,501; Cache, 3,275; Duchesne, 1,043; and Daggett, 48.

Ford reminded men between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not yet registered that they may do so at any post office. Failure to register with Selective Service is a felony, punishable upon conviction, by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or up to five years in prison.